Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lakewood (NJ) BlueClaws Peanut and Tree Nut "Free" Game

Thanks to Cheri Golub for sharing the following information!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2009
CONTACT: CherĂ­ Golub, (732) 239-8374, or ckgol@optonline.net

Walk for Food Allergy to Kickoff Fundraising with the Lakewood BlueClaws

Public Invited to Join Long Branch Walkers at a Peanut- and Tree-Nut Free Baseball Game

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (June 15, 2009) -- The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network will host an inaugural fundraising event at the Lakewood BlueClaws’ Game on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood. In an effort to help protect allergic fans and in honor of all individuals with food allergies, the BlueClaws will list every ingredient of every item sold. That evening, all items sold at the concession stands will be free of peanuts and tree nuts. All children ages 12 and under will get a free hot dog, nut-free chips, and soda!

Tickets are $10.00 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Allergy Walk; Moving Toward a Cure in Long Branch, on Saturday, September 12, 2009.

The game against the Lake County (Ohio) Captains will begin at 7:05 PM. Fans are advised to arrive early as this will also be “Aviators Night,” which will showcase a pregame jet flyover, a military honor guard with the flag and other aviation exhibits outside the stadium.

For Food Allergy Awareness, BlueClaws has reserved 350 seats in the same section so fans with Walk team shirts or banners will have an opportunity to get “on scoreboard.” Tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance; For more information on purchasing tickets, contact Jo Ann Molnar, Walk Co-Chair, at longbranchchair@foodallergy.org or 732-241-5444. Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call.

For more information about the Lakewood BlueClaws go to:
FirstEnergy Stadium
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 901-7000

To register for the Long Branch Walk, visit http://www.foodallergywalk.org/longbranch_nj.
Photos from last years’ walk are available. Please contact CherĂ­ Golub.

ABOUT FAAN
Founded in 1991, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leader in information about food allergy, a potentially fatal condition that afflicts approximately 12 million Americans, or one out of every 25, and is rapidly increasing in prevalence. A nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., FAAN has 30,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and 62 other countries. It is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, to educating people about the condition, and to advancing research on behalf of all those affected by it. FAAN provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials. For more information, please visit FAAN at www.foodallergy.org, www.faankids.org, and www.faanteen.org.

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