Paw-ty Time for Dogs – Annual Bark in the Park Event

Posted on April 25, 2011 By

 “Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift.  It’s “Paw-ty” time for your dog! If every dog must have his day, make it a special one for your furry friend. Take your pet to the 7th annual “Bark in the Park,” sponsored by Seaview Orthopaedics and Larson Ford, at FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, N.J., Saturday, May 14, 2011, from noon to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine. This is the time when all dog owners, their families, and their dogs are invited to attend a baseball game together.

MAGIC 100.1 and WRAT 95.9 FM, two GreaterMedia radio stations, are hosting “Bark in the Park,” and a Doggie Adoption Showcase at a Lakewood BlueClaws’ baseball game to help find homes for Monmouth and Ocean County cats and dogs, aided by local animal shelters.

Before the game begins, pets can enjoy a variety of free activities, such as Silly Dog Tricks and “Win It in a Mutt Minute.”  Dog owners can also bring their leashed family dog to a special seating area for the baseball game that day.

The baseball game begins at 4:05 p.m. To enjoy the game with their furry friends and the annual Pet Parade, which takes place on the field, fans must purchase a $2.00 “BluePaws Pass” for each dog admitted plus a ticket to the game ($8.00 for general admission to the lawn area; $11.00 adults, and $8.00 children and Seniors for a special seating area). 

The money raised from BluePaws Passes will help purchase food and medicine, and contribute to the upkeep of Jersey Shore Animal Center, a nonprofit animal shelter in Brick which takes in abandoned, unwanted, and abused animals; and works to provide them a new home through pet adoption.

Watering stations are available.  All animals must be on a leash and have up-to-date shots. Each radio station will be broadcasting live from FirstEnergy Park.  For sponsorship opportunities contact Maria Ciezak at 732-681-3800, Ext. 217.  For ticket information, game times, and up-to-date information, call 732-901-7000 Option 3 or visit

WRAT-FM and MAGIC 100.1 are radio stations of Greater Media, Inc. Greater Media, Inc. is the parent company of twenty-three AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Detroit, Charlotte, New Jersey, and Philadelphia markets.  Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers, located throughout the United States.