No Alumni hit a HR during Old Timer's Game but at least they got a donation going.
FLUSHING, N.Y., August 23, 2022 — The New York Mets today announced that in conjunction with the Citi Community Home Runs Program, Citi will donate $500 for each home run hit by a Mets alumni during the Old Timers’ Day Game on Saturday, August 27 at Citi Field. Citi will donate a minimum of $2,000 with the Mets matching the donation by Citi to No Kid Hungry.
No Kid Hungry New York Program Director Rachel Sabella will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Mets Old Timers’ Day Game.
As kids across America are preparing to head back to school this fall, as many as 1 in 6 children could be re-entering the classroom struggling with hunger. That’s why, now more than ever, the fight against childhood hunger is so important.
Since 2016, through the Citi Community Home Runs Program, Citi has donated over $1 million to No Kid Hungry — which can help provide 10 million meals.* For each Mets home run hit at Citi Field this season, Citi will continue to donate $2,000 to No Kid Hungry to help fight childhood hunger.
“We’re excited to extend the Citi Community Home Runs Program and donate to No Kid Hungry for each home run hit by a Mets alumni during the Old Timers’ Day Game,” said Ryan Djabbarah, Citi’s Head of Sponsorships, Entertainment & Experiential. “We’ll be cheering on the alumni because more home runs hit at Citi Field means more meals to help fight childhood hunger.”
The Mets announced that 65 former players and managers will be in attendance for Old Timers’ Day presented by Citi on August 27 prior to the 7:10 p.m. game vs. Colorado.
Eleven members of the Mets Hall of Fame (Ed Kranepool, Cleon Jones, Mookie Wilson, Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, John Franco, Mike Piazza, Jon Matlack, Ron Darling and Edgardo Alfonzo) will all be at Citi Field on August 27.
The introductions for the Old Timers’ Day Game presented by Citi will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the game. Single game tickets are available on Mets.com/tickets and gates will open at 3:30 p.m.
*No Kid Hungry does not provide individual meals; your donations help support programs that feed kids. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org/OneDollar.