Greater Media hosts ‘Bark in the Park’

All dog owners are welcome to bring their four-legged friends to a baseball game at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood 1-4 p.m. May 8.

Two Greater Media radio stations, WJRZ-FM (100.1) and WRAT-FM (95.9), are hosting the sixth annual “Bark in the Park” at a Lakewood BlueClaws baseball game in the hopes of finding homes for Ocean County cats and dogs with help from local animal shelters.

Before the game begins, pets and pet owners can enjoy a variety of free activities, such as agility training, Frisbee-fetching dogs, games, stupid pet tricks, and the annual pet parade.

Dog owners can also bring their leashed family dog to a special seating area for the baseball game that day. Watering stations will be available. All animals must be on a leash and have up-to-date shots. Each radio station will be broadcasting live from FirstEnergy Park.

The baseball game begins at 4:05 p.m. To enjoy the game with their furry friends, fans must purchase a $2 BluePaws Pass for each dog admitted plus a ticket to the game ($8 for general admission to the lawn area, $11 for adults, and $8 for 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 Township which takes in abandoned, unwanted and abused animals and works to provide them a new home through pet adoption.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Marjory Guglielmo at 732-681-9591, ext. 250. For ticket information call 732-901- 7000, option 3, or visit the Internet website at

WRAT-FM and WJRZ-FM are radio stations of Greater Media Inc. Greater Media Inc. is the parent company of 23 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.