GO4THEGOAL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MiLB LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS ON FATHER’S DAY TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER

Philadelphia Phillies Class A Lakewood BlueClaws to unveil Go4theGoal’s new gold “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” shoe laces at their home game on Father’s Day, June 17th

May 30, 2012– Merchantville, NJ: The Lakewood BlueClaws want to help children in their community who are battling cancer and have joined forces with Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation to do just that.

On Sunday, June 17th, the Lakewood BlueClaws players, staff and management will wear Go4theGoal’s new gold shoe laces as part of G4G’s “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” awareness campaign.

"We're honored to partner with Go4TheGoal and their support of pediatric cancer patients and research," said BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown. "This is a very special cause and we're honored to wear gold laces on June 17th to help spread the word about such a great organization."

The BlueClaws have dedicated a special section at the stadium to Go4theGoal. Tickets for this section are available at $10.00 per ticket through Go4theGoal. Contact Carina Trenka at carinatrenka@go4thegoal.org or (856) 701-3877 to purchase. Ticket sales for this section will be dedicated to support pediatric cancer patients in New Jersey.

The first 2,000 fans through the gate will receive a pair of Go4theGoal’s new gold laces so they can “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” along with their favorite baseball team.

Beth Stefanacci, executive director at Go4theGoal has summoned a call-to-action, “Come out and celebrate Father’s Day with the Lakewood BlueClaws and Go4theGoal Foundation to show your support for kids battling cancer.”

Go4theGoal leadership and volunteers will host a special table inside First Energy Park on game day. The table will be filled with information about their foundation and the work they do to support pediatric cancer patients, their families, hospitals and research.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM at FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, New Jersey. More information, directions to the Park and additional tickets are available online at BlueClaws.com.

ABOUT GO4THEGOAL FOUNDATION

Go4theGoal Foundation (www.Go4theGoal.org) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci, soon after their oldest child was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Together with funds raised privately and it’s many unique awareness and fundraising campaigns, including National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day®, Lace-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® and Richard’s Run® 5K runs, Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, runs fun hospital-based programs, grants special wishes and supplies Apple® electronic products to children and pediatric oncology units in over 30 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded over $500k in innovative pediatric cancer research.

ABOUT LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS

The Lakewood BlueClaws (A-Phillies) have led the South Atlantic League in each year of existence, and this year they will become the fastest team in New Jersey and South Atlantic League history to reach 5-million fans. Tickets and information about all remaining home games are available by calling 732-901-7000 or online at BlueClaws.com.

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Go4theGoal Foundation:     
Contact: Beth Stefanacci     
Email: bethstefanacci@go4thegoal.org   
Tel: 609.313.9012

Lakewood BlueClaws:
Contact: Greg Giombaresse
Email: ggiombarrese@blueclaws.com

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Go4theGoal Foundation (www.Go4theGoal.org) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci, soon after their oldest child was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Together with funds raised privately and it’s many unique awareness and fundraising campaigns, including National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day®, Lace-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® and Richard’s Run® 5K runs, Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, runs fun hospital-based programs, grants special wishes and supplies Apple® electronic products to children and pediatric oncology units in over 30 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded over $500k in innovative pediatric cancer research.

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