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Mets in the Community – October Edition

Saturday, December 9, 2023

EAT SMART

The Mets strive to promote health and wellness in the local community through various programming.

On October 18, Mr. and Mrs. Met visited P.S. 68Q in Queens to host a cooking class as part of Eat Smart, presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield. The Eat Smart program encourages healthy eating habits and provides nutritional knowledge for young students. The Mets work with GrowNYC’s “Seed to Plate” program, which tells the story of local food and why it is important for humans, the environment, and the surrounding community.

Students received an ‘Eat Smart’ apron and were taught how to prepare a fresh Autumn salad as well as a carrot and cilantro salad.

MATH HITS

Math Hits, presented by Citrin Cooperman, is a program designed to build on student’s love of baseball to further their education and broaden their math and STEM-related skills.

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation teamed up with Learn Fresh and New York Edge to bring “Math Hits” to students at M.S. 267K in Brooklyn for an afternoon of career preparedness.

Mr. Met joined Citrin Cooperman staff by leading lessons on S.T.E.M. careers, financial literacy, personal branding, credit evaluation, social media, resume creation, and interview skill building.

JUNIOR METS CLINIC AT HARLEM LITTLE LEAGUE WITH NYPD BASEBALL

As part of the Junior Mets program, the Mets and the New York Police Department Baseball Team visited Harlem Little League to run a baseball clinic at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.

This annual clinic aims to build stronger relationships with local police officers and youth in the community. Members of the NYPD Baseball Team ran through an afternoon of various baseball exercises, as well as infield, outfield, and baserunning drills with the little leaguers.

SENIOR SMILES: CITY PARKS FOUNDATION SENIOR FITNESS FAIR

On October 25, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation teamed up with the City Parks Foundation to host a Senior Fitness Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, under their Senior Smiles initiative.

The Senior Fitness Fair offered local seniors a full morning of engaging in healthy activities including tennis, yoga, fitness walking and tai-chi alongside Mr. Met. These activities encourage seniors to get moving, stay active, and add healthy movement to their routine.

UPCOMING EVENT

FOOD DRIVE – NOVEMBER 15

The Mets are hosting their annual MetsGiving Food Drive presented by Affinity by Molina Healthcare to benefit New York Common Pantry on Wednesday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mets Team Store at K Corner. Fans donating at least 10 non-perishable items will receive one voucher redeemable for tickets to a select Mets home game in 2024 (excluding Opening Day and the Subway Series).

Due to offseason construction at Citi Field, Seaver Way is closed to vehicles, causing traffic detours.

Free parking for the Food Drive will be available in Lot A, which can be accessed by traveling to the intersection of Shea Road and Boat Basin Place, proceeding south towards Gate 8. Please review the map for further directions.

For more information and to view a complete list of needed items, visit: Mets.com/FoodDrive.