Bands Beer & Blackjack This Saturday Night At Field Of Dreams In Toms River
Bands, beer & blackjack… raising money for a cause has never sounded so fun!
Get ready for a fun night at the RWJ Barnabas Field of Dreams Complex, at 1505 North Bay Avenue in Toms RiverThere will be live music from the bands We’ll Be Fine, and Dragonfly courtesy of Surf Taco. Meanwhile, be sure to come hungry and thirsty, as food will be provided from Wings & Things, and beer from Toms River Brewing Company.
It’s also a special evening of appreciation as Field Of Dreams will honor the 2023 Founder’s Award winners: Michael Ritacco, Jillian Messina, Dave Manzo, and Carl’s Fencing.
Meanwhile, don’t forget about the Blackjack! The games will be run by Ace Casino. Your entrance ticket to the event comes with $50 worth of gaming chips and a free food ticket. Gaming chips will be traded in for raffle tickets, which you can then use to enter the auction. There will be 10 awesome prizes to win, donated by PC Richard & Son! Furthermore, Ace Casino will be running special gaming chip buy-ins throughout the night. There will even be a huge 50/50 raffle!
If Blackjack isn’t your vibe, there’s still plenty to do!
The evening will feature a cornhole, mini golf, and other games available to play as well.
The event is presented by SERVPRO Team Reilly. With proceeds going to the RWJ Barnabas Field Of Dreams Complex and it’s programs.
What is the Field Of Dreams?
The Field of Dreams was co-founded in 2017 by special needs parents Mary and Christian Kane.
In 2012, Christian and son Gavin were involved in a car accident that left Gavin with a Traumatic Brain Injury. The Kanes were always an active family of 8, and tried to continue their lifestyle post-accident when they realized it was nearly impossible. There were no parks, playgrounds, or really anywhere that was accessible for Gavin to play with his siblings.
That’s when Christian and Mary decided that things needed to change. They set off on a 5-year journey, fundraising $3.6 million to build a one-of-a-kind complex specifically designed with special needs children and adults in mind.
Since its Grand Opening on April 20, 2022, the Field of Dreams has built a community of over 2,000 special needs families of all ages and abilities, from all over the tri-state area… and the number keeps on growing.
Field Of Dreams Mission Statement: To provide communities in Ocean and Monmouth county an all-inclusive complex which has a playground and multiple other physical and cognitive environments which create and recognize everyone’s right to fully participate in equitable play. This inclusive complex intentionally addresses the physical and social inclusion of people of all ages and abilities.