Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank has built a solid reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The Bank’s strong commitment to helping families, organizations, schools and communities throughout central New Jersey meet their financial needs has spanned several generations reaching new heights in 1996 with the creation of OceanFirst Foundation.
Thanks to everyone for donating and raising over $300,000 for charity. Amazing.
Throughout the OceanFirst Charity Challenge, there will be weekly Bonus Challenges where the charities involved will have a chance to compete to win $500 Good Neighbor Grants and other amazing prizes.
Here's a list of all of the Bonus Challenges...
Bonus Challenge #1: April 15 - April 22
• Every charity that raises at least $250 this week will get entered for a chance to win a $500 Good Neighbor Grant. The winning charity will also get a staff recognition day with complimentary breakfast or lunch for 20 courtesy of New Jersey Natural Gas.
• The charity that raises the most this week will get a $500 Good Neighbor Grant. In addition, the winning charity will get to host an employee/volunteer recognition day at the ballpark with box seats for 20 at a Lakewood BlueClaws game courtesy of OceanFirst Bank, date TBD.
• Every charity that gets at least 5 donations this week will get entered for a chance to win a $500 Good Neighbor Grant. The winning charity will also get to host an employee/volunteer recognition day at the ballpark with box seats for 20 at a Lakewood BlueClaws game on Friday, July 25, 2014 courtesy of New Jersey Natural Gas.
The winners of the four Bonus Challenges will get notified by phone from OceanFirst Foundation after each weekly Bonus Challenge ends. In addition, OceanFirst Foundation will be posting the winners on their Facebook page Here. You can also Email Us for a list of winners. We'll also be posting the winners in this tab so check back weekly after the Bonus Challenges are over.
Good Neighbor Grant and Prize Distribution
The $500 Good Neighbor Grants will be delivered by OceanFirst Foundation within approximately sixty days after the end of the Challenge. If you won a Bonus Challenge that includes an additional prize such as a lunch or ballpark experience, a representative from OceanFirst Foundation will be contacting you after the end of the Challenge to get you all the information you need.
The OceanFirst Charity Challenge is a fundraising competition where organizations in our community compete to raise the most money with the top 3 teams receiving cash grants from OceanFirst Foundation.
Everything launches on Monday, April 14th at 12:00pm ET and runs through Friday, May 9th at 11:59:59AM ET.
- The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $10,000 donation for their charity from OceanFirst Foundation
- Second place gets $3,000
- Third gets $2,000
There will be Bonus Challenges each week where the charities can win $500 extra for their cause. Plus, incentives from New Jersey Natural Gas.
And, the best part of the Challenge is that even if you don't win any of the grand prize money, you get to keep the money you raise during the campaign. So, so great.
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