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Boca’s Konopka at Ocean of Love April 25 – Big Apple Soccer
April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009
Big Apple Soccer

Boca’s Konopka at Ocean of Love April 25

Jersey Shore Boca alum Mike Konopka along with his band Hometown Roll will again take the stage on Saturday, April 25 to help raise money for Ocean of Love, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to helping Ocean County children with cancer.

Konopka and Hometown Roll will team up with Bum Rogers Crab House in South Seaside Park for a second time in six months to hold this day-long benefit.

The event starts at 3 p.m. and will feature activities for kids and families including face painting, clowns, specials from Mrs. Walkers Ice Cream Palace, acoustic music featuring the sounds of Ned Ryerson and other special activities.

The evening session begins at 6:30 p.m. when The Magnums will take the stage followed by Hometown Roll at 9:30 p.m.

The day’s events will also feature a free buffet, Chinese auction and appearances by other special guests.

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door with all proceeds going to Ocean of Love.

On November 29 last year, Konopka and Hometown Roll in cooperation with Bum Rogers Crab House, raised close to $1,000 for Ocean of Love and hope to significantly exceed that amount this time around.

“We did very well back in November in our first benefit with a very short window to prepare. This time around, we did some better planning, have more activities for families and have more people involved,” Konopka said. “Bum Rogers is also helping quite a bit this time. We are looking to top our total from before. It is for a tremendous cause, to help benefit kids with cancer right in our own backyard in Ocean County. It should be a great day for all who can attend.”

Konopka, who graduated from Toms River High School East in 2000, was a member of the Boca youth program early in his career under long-time Boca coach Al Schwartz.

Published on April 17,2009
Big Apple Soccer