Every Wednesday throughout the season, Steven and The Mets invite 32 heroes to enjoy a day at the ballpark: batting practice, the Mets game and a meet and greet with the Long Island native.
Some of the Tru32 honorees have included a World War II veteran, firefighters from Engine Company 316 in East Elmhurst, and several EMTs and Paramedics who while off duty came to the aid of a shot police officer.
On Thursday, May 19th Mets pitcher Logan Verrett took a group of students from Global Technology Preparatory in East Harlem on a behind the scenes tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A museum educator led the group on a tour that included learning about chivalry and competition from across the globe in Arms and Amor. Each student received a t-shirt and tickets to a future game.
The Wright Thing
The Wright Thing
"The Wright Thing" community platform created by David Wright has returned this season and will honor and recognize heroes from the New York Police Department. On Tuesday, April 26, the Mets and Wright welcomed NYPD Police Officers Anthony Barton and Michael Pyzikiewicz assigned to Highway #3 in Queens. The two officers were recognized for their part in successfully helping a woman in labor roadside on the Long Island Expressway in Queens.
As "The Wright Thing" honorees, Officers Barton and Pyzikiewicz met with Wright before the game and received a mini-replica of third base. They sat in VIP seats behind third base and were honored on Citi Vision during the game.
On Tuesday, May 3rd Curtis Granderson, Eric Campbell and Mr. Met went to P.S. 92 in Corona for the team's annual Reading Rally. The Mets partner with the elementary school on a weekly mentoring program called "Power Lunch" where employees sit with a student and share a good book. Curtis and Eric spoke to the students about the importance of reading and doing well in school.
FOOD DRIVE: July 7 - 9
FOOD DRIVE: July 7 - 9 The Mets and Hain Celestial will host the annual summer Food Drive July 7-9 benefiting The River Fund NY, a hunger-relief organization based in Richmond Hill, Queens. Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items two hours before each game through the first inning. Fans donating at least five non-perishable items will receive a voucher good for two tickets to select Mets home games in 2016 and coupons for future use on Hain Celestial products.
Any fan that donates three (3) baseballs, a bat, glove or helmet will receive a ticket voucher good for two tickets to a select Mets home game in the 2016 season. Visit mets.com/EquipmentDrive for more information.
BLOOD DRIVE: June 28
BLOOD DRIVE: June 28 The annual summer blood drive takes place on Tuesday, June 28 at the Foxwoods Club from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. All donors will receive a voucher for two tickets to a 2016 Mets game. Donors must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 lbs and be in good health.
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