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Citi announced today that they will write a check to City Harvest, United Neighborhood Houses, USO of Metro New York and YMCA of Greater New York to the amount of $138,000 to combat hunger and aid youth in miscellaneous mentoring endeavors.
Citi committed to donating $2,000 to one of four tri-state area community partners and the Citi Thank You Home Runs for Communities Program that launched during the New York Mets’ 2014 season was successful.
Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson served as a player ambassador of the program and is happy to see the positive results in the form of a substantial donation. “The program added so much excitement to the on-field action at Citi Field this season,” said Granderson.
“And as a result of our 59 home runs, Citi is able to donate funds and continue to support the community even further.”
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Citi held its third Citi Kids event of the 2014 season at Citi Field on Wednesday with celebrity chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. He spoke to 150 students from United Neighborhood Houses and Jackie Robinson foundation scholars about his personal life story, before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, prior to the Mets taking on the Philadelphia Phillies.
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R.A. Dickey stood about 15 feet from a group of kids, giving each a chance to catch his famous knuckleball. Judging on how most of them dropped it, maybe it is as hard to catch as they say it is.
Dickey and several members of the Stony Brook University baseball team joined up on Wednesday morning at the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House in Long Island City to address 100 kids from United Neighborhood houses, as part of the Mets' Citi Field Kids program. Following a short speech, Dickey and the Stony Brook players held a baseball clinic at a nearby park.
"They want to play baseball now, or they want to go to Stony Brook or they want to become a New York Met, whatever it is," Josh Barry, a left-handed pitcher for Stony Brook, said of the youngsters at the clinic. "It's good to breathe stuff like this in."
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Citi Field Kids, which is an educational and motivational community-based initiative for New York City school students in developed by Citi in collaboration with the Jackie Robinson Foundation. In the first edition of the program, Jake Ballard and Kari Miller spoke about overcoming obstacles.Read full article>>
Before the 2012 NFL Draft got underway and before the defeated and the in a ninth-inning nail-biter yesterday, some modern-day heroes took over Citi Field to share their experience, strength and hope with children from (Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors), the(WSF) and the (UNH) in the first Citi Field Kids event of the 2012 season.
Now halfway through its third season, Citi Field Kids is an educational and motivational community-based initiative for New York City middle- and high- school students developed by Citi in collaboration with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, United Neighborhood Houses of New York and the Mets. Launched in 2009 in conjunction with Major League Baseball's annual Jackie Robinson Day, Citi Field Kids has hosted more than 2,500 students.
Citi's Wes Moore
Ty also joined lucky 10-year-old Desmond Johnson (Grand Street Settlement) for the first pitch.
Citi Field Kids is a collaboration of UNH, the NY Mets, Citi and the Jackie Robinson Foundation that will bring hundreds of kids to watch the Mets and learn about Jackie Robinson this season.
Citi Field Kids, a collaboration between the Mets, Citi, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and United Neighborhood Houses of New York, allows school-age children to get personal with the Mets and learn about the importance of working as a team.
On January 13, 2010, Citi and the New York Mets held a press event at Citi Field to announce that Citi Field Kids, an educational and motivational program for youth at Citi Field, will continue in 2010, and that UNH and its member organizations will again participate in the program. Twenty-five teens from UNH member organizations were invited to attend the event, which included a tour of the team's clubhouse, batting cages, dugout, and other facilities led by several Mets players, including star third baseman David Wright. Last season, through Citi Field Kids, one thousand young people from UNH member organizations had the opportunity to attend a Mets home game, meet with current and former Mets players and team officials, and receive gift bags filled with school supplies and baseball memorabilia. (Click here to view pictures from the press event.)
Over 200 enthusiastic teenagers filed into the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field – home to the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum – ready for a morning brimming with inspiration and an afternoon of Mets baseball on Thursday, August 12. As part of the Citi Field Kids Program, four of New York’s 38 settlement houses – Henry Street Settlement, Chinese-American Planning Council, Goddard Riverside Community Center, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park – enjoyed taking a tour of the rotunda and a program hosted by SNY anchor Michelle Yu.