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TD Bank Ballpark Site For Annual Basilone Foundation ‘Paratroop Drop’

About 1,000 tiny plastic “paratroopers” landed in the outfield of TD Bank Ballpark Sept. 10, for a good cause.

The Basilone Memorial Foundation, established to honor Raritan-born-and-bred John Basilone for his service in the U.S. Marines during World War II, held the event as a fundraiser.

“Paratroopers” were sold for $1 each, and were affixed with a number. The toys were dropped out of a helicopter hovering above the playing field, and holders of the two numbers landing closest to a large bulls-eye won a $2,000 gift card and a 50-inch flat-screen television, respectively.

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live-streamed from the helicopter’s liftoff from Central Jersey Regional Airport in Hillsborough, and also at the drop.

Basilone Memorial Foundation "Paratroop Drop" at TD Bank Ballpark, 1.

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

Basilone Memorial Foundation "Paratroop Drop" at TD Bank Ballpark, liftoff!

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

We were live at the "paratroop drop" by the Baseline Memorial …

The "paratroop drop" by the Baseline Memorial Foundation at TD Bank Ballpark.

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

 

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