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Lakewood lands 2013 Sally League All-Star Game

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The Lakewood BlueClaws will be the center of Sally League attention in 2013, hosting the circuit's All-Star Game.

"This is a banner day in BlueClaws history," said BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown. "Almost 10 years to the day we hosted the All-Star Game in 2002, we are thrilled to announce that this magnificent event is coming to Lakewood in 2013."

For the first time, the South Atlantic League All-Star Game will be expanded into a two-day extravaganza, with a Celebrity Hitting Challenge on June 17th and the traditional All-Star Game on June 18th.

"When we learned of the opportunity to bring the game back to Lakewood, one of the first things we wanted to do was expand the event into two days," said Brown. "We thank our partners, Barnabas Health, OceanFirst Bank, and Shore Point Distributing, for their support and assistance in helping us put on what is sure to be two tremendous nights of fun at FirstEnergy Park."

The Celebrity Hitting Challenge will include pro athletes, musicians, local celebrities and South Atlantic League All-Stars, among others.

The South Atlantic League All-Star Game comes to Lakewood for the second time. The BlueClaws last hosted in 2002, when the attendance was a league-record 8,571.

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