FLUSHING, N.Y., July 18, 2023 – The New York Mets will host their second Disability Pride Night at Citi Field on Wednesday, July 19 when they take on the Chicago White Sox at 7:10 p.m. Gates will open to all fans at 5:10 p.m.
Disability Pride Night at Citi Field will be a celebration of the many New Yorkers and Mets fans from around the world who are living with disabilities. The Mets will host a pregame Q&A featuring sports commentator Jason Benetti, moderated by ESPN producer Andy Jacobson. Benetti is a play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, who has Cerebral Palsy and has advocated for those with disability through various speaking engagements and his work with the CP Foundation.
An honorary first pitch will be thrown by Logan Aldridge, athlete, motivational speaker, and Peloton Instructor.
The anthem will be performed by Tony Award-Winning actress, Ali Stroker and American Sign Language performer Coralia Anazagasti. Stroker is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance in Broadway’s Oklahoma. She is also known for her work on The Glee Project and Only Murders in the Building. Stroker is the first actor using a wheelchair to be nominated and win a Tony Award.
Prior to the game, a special ‘Play Ball’ announcement will be made by Anastasia Pagonis, Paralympian gold medalist and 3x World Champion swimmer.
During the game, the Mets will honor SPC Erin Holmes as the veteran of the game. Holmes enlisted in the US Army at 17 and served from 2003-2014 and has been awarded the US Army Combat Action Badge and US Army Combat Drives and Mechanics Badge. She is currently training for the 2024 Track & Field US Paralympic Team.
Fans can purchase tickets to this game and all 2023 Mets home games at the Citi Field box office, by visiting Mets.com/Tickets or calling 718-507-TIXX.