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Beach Game Founders Seek to Further a Jersey Shore Tradition!

Clam Drain will select a winner to receive an Ocean City, NJ Prize package

Clamshell Pitching is a great South Jersey Shore tradition since at least the early 1900’s. The game is often compared to horseshoes, except clamshells are tossed into holes dug in the beach. Run an Internet search on the subject and one gets a sense of the rich, albeit quirky, under-documented tradition of the game!

"To Love the Beach is to Love the Game...The Beach IS the Game." is the slogan for a new version of the game known as Clam Drain. This tagline was not chosen by accident! It can be called Clamshell Pitching, "Clam Drain", "Shells", "The Shell Game". Regardless of the name, beach lovers up and down the Jersey Shore express that Clamshell Pitching is a large part of their New Jersey beach experience!

To that end, Clam Drain wants to document the traditions and invites you to share your stories around the Game! It could be the story of how you learned to play. It could be how the game was passed from one generation to the next. It could be a funny story around the game that captures your beach experience. It's your story…your tradition-You decide!

Clam Drain will select their favorite story in time for Fourth of July holiday and the author of the winning story will receive a prize package of Ocean City traditions! The package will include items such as a gift certificate to Island Beach Gear or Old Salt, an Air Circus kite, Wonderland Pier Tickets, A bucket of Johnson's Popcorn, a box of Shriver's Salt Water Taffy, and more!

-Submissions should be under 2000 Words.
-Submissions should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and must be received by Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:59 PM.
-Clam Drain associates, their families or assigns are not eligible to participate.
-All submissions become the sole property of Clam Drain, EAC, LLC (CD) and can be republished by Clam Drain without royalty, or remuneration of any kind to the author.
-Actual items in the prize package are subject to change without notice.

About Clam Drain:
New Jersey based Clam Drain is the manufacturer of Clam Drain-The Shell Game. The Object of the Game: To toss, throw, hurl or otherwise sail the Clamshell airborne to and down the drain. Think horseshoes but with hand-molded, designer color, exact replicas of genuine South Jersey Clam Shells!

Contact: Joe McGettigan For Immediate Release
Phone: 609-744-4570
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