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Mets Community Insider – March Edition

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Read Across America Day

As part of the 2024 edition of Ya Gotta Read!, the Mets teamed up with Delta Air Lines to visit P.S. 12 in Queens to celebrate National Read Across America Day. Delta volunteers read Dr. Seuss books to the students and Mr. Met made a surprise guest appearance!

P.S. 12 is one of 31 schools participating in this year’s Ya Gotta Read! program, an incentivized educational program that encourages students to get excited about reading by earning Mets prizes.

For more information on Ya Gotta Read!, please visit

Reading is linked to expanded knowledge and vocabulary, improved attention span and memory, and increased curiosity and imagination. The Foundation’s goal is to foster a new generation of readers who embrace a lifelong love for book.

Sandlot Stars

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation was proud to once again partner with Pitch In For Baseball & Softball for a Sandlot Stars equipment donation program at Citi Field. The New York Mets front office team came together to pack baseball, softball, and tee-ball equipment to be distributed to little leaguers across New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey.

Mr. Met helped distribute Amazin’ Mets Foundation branded equipment including new helmets, gloves, bats, balls, and catcher’s gear to 60 teams across 13 local little leagues at the Sandlot Stars event.

Coach Development Program

On March 25, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation partnered with Up2Us Sports for the first of four courses as part of their Coach Development Program.

These clinics are designed to equip local coaches with the essential tools and knowledge needed to excel in their roles. The curriculum includes four one-hour workshops at Citi Field covering various aspects of coaching, with topics ranging from relationship building and skill development to teamwork strategies and techniques for keeping young athletes engaged.

By attending these clinics, coaches will enhance their coaching skills and become part of a community of like-minded individuals who share a common goal of positively influencing the lives of young athletes through sports.

Join the Amazin’ Mets Foundation’s ‘Fun At Bat’ Program

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation, in partnership with USA Baseball, are expanding the Fun At Bat program in 2024. The Mets are seeking 150 new school partners across New York City and the Tri-State area, which would total over 150,000 youth reached since launching the program in September 2022.

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation supported the Fun At Bat program with a $29,000 grant to USA Baseball to fund the new 150 participating schools.

This free program is available to all schools throughout the New York City and Tri-State area for grades K-5. Participating schools will receive quality equipment, USA Baseball Championship Principle books, and other resources. Physical education teachers will also have access to free online courses, which help teach the program’s fundamentals.

All qualifying K-5 school administrators and physical education teachers can learn more and apply for Fun At Bat by visiting

Schools that have previously received the program prior to 2022 are eligible to re-apply.

Community Tickets

Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Community Initiative helps the Mets provide opportunities for youth, seniors, and members of our local community to experience a baseball game at Citi Field. This program provides complimentary tickets to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and allows members of various community groups and non-profit organizations to attend a Mets game, which they otherwise may not have the opportunity to do.

Please click here for more information on this year’s program guidelines and eligibility.