Since the inception of our event in 2011, Grand Slam Charity Jam has earned the net income of over one million dollars.
Funds from our 2019 event will benefit
Camp Hometown Heroes is a safe, fun and unique week-long overnight summer camp for children and younger siblings of fallen U.S. Service Members who died in any manner – combat, accidents, suicide or illness. This camp is specifically designed to provide children ages 7 - 17 with opportunities for friendship, fun, acceptance, and personal growth. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists the children and teenagers are provided the chance to grieve and heal. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, Camp Hometown Heroes is provided free of charge to all children who attend. www.facebook.com/camphometownheroes Additional funding from the Grand Slam Charity Jam will support other life changing programs sponsored by the Hometown Heroes charity.
With long term access to the beautiful Turning Rivers camp facility, the charity is poised to dramatically increase both the reach and scope of our programs. The Grand Slam Charity Jam will also help support Camp Reunite, a groundbreaking camp for children who have an incarcerated parent, and other programs for children facing childhood traumas.
“The million dollars raised over the years from this fun event has provided healing, hope and resiliency to children who truly deserve a brighter future.”
Neil Willenson | February 2019
How your money helps
Camp Hometown Heroes, Camp Reunite and our other programs for children facing trauma are provided free of charge to the participants, many of whom are low-income. The Grand Slam Charity Jam is a primary source of revenue for these two life changing programs. 100 percent of the auction and “sponsor a camper” contributions are contributed to make these camps possible. Your generosity will help us make a transformative impact for children who truly deserve happier days ahead.