FirstEnergy Foundation’s “Gifts of the Season” Campaign Surprises Toms River Field of Dreams with $10,000 Donation

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AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 13, 2018 -- The FirstEnergy Foundation presented a surprise $10,000 "Gift of the Season" to support the Toms River Field of Dreams project in Jersey Central Power & Light's northern New Jersey service area.

Toms River Field of Dreams aims to become the state's first fully accessible park with an all-inclusive complex to address the physical and social inclusion of people of all ages and abilities.  Upon completion, Monmouth and Ocean county individuals of all abilities will have full access to playground equipment, bathroom facilities, sport leagues and social interactions at the complex.

"We're pleased to provide this surprise support to the Toms River Field of Dreams organization, particularly during the holidays when communities come together to help each other out and support great causes," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation.  "Every child should be able to experience the joys of the playground, and this project will help make that happen for children in New Jersey."

The FirstEnergy Foundation's "Gifts of the Season" campaign includes 17 individual donations to non-profit organizations across FirstEnergy's six-state service territory.

The winners were chosen secretly by FirstEnergy employees, who identified organizations in their local areas that do extraordinary work to strengthen the community. The FirstEnergy Foundation's goal was to focus on programs that enhance children's services or provide additional support for organizations facing a critical need during the holiday season.  Photos of FirstEnergy's "Gifts of the Season" check presentations are being shared on social media using the hashtag #GiftsofFE.

The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.

JCP&L, a FirstEnergy Corp utility, serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.  Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at or online at

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at



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Last Modified: December 13, 2018