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Dunkin' Donuts and New York Mets introduce commemorative quarters to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1986 Mets World Series championship
06/16/2006 12:36 PM ET
Flushing, N.Y. and Canton, Mass. -- The New York Mets and Dunkin' Donuts today announced the launch of a commemorative quarter series celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1986 World Championship team. Featuring color images of six players from the '86 Mets team - Darryl Strawberry, Mookie Wilson, Gary Carter, Lenny Dykstra, Sid Fernandez, and Keith Hernandez - the New York State quarters will be available for three weeks, exclusively at participating Dunkin' Donuts stores beginning Monday, June 19.

The quarters are available for a suggested retail price of $2.99 each with any Dunkin' Donuts purchase at participating stores throughout the area from June 19 - July 9. Each week, two different players will be featured including Mookie Wilson and Lenny Dykstra (June 19), Keith Hernandez and Sid Fernandez (June 26), and Gary Carter and Darryl Strawberry (July 3). The first 25,000 Mets fans attending tonight's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Shea Stadium receive a free team quarter not available in stores, along with a cardboard coin carrier to collect the remaining quarters.

"Dunkin' Donuts is honored to partner with the New York Mets to help New Yorkers relive the glory and excitement of one of the sport's most beloved teams," said Al Hodges, Regional Vice President, Dunkin' Donuts. "We are pleased to bring this unique, commemorative collector's item to Mets fans everywhere and to celebrate the players that brought energy and excitement 20 years ago."

"The 1986 Mets made an indelible mark on the baseball and New York sports scene, capturing the hearts of fans like few other teams in the history of sports," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, New York Mets. "This special partnership with Dunkin' Donuts launches an exciting summerlong series of events and promotions tied to the 20th anniversary of the World Championship, providing fans another way to connect their excitement for the current season to the historic achievements of 1986."

About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, today Dunkin' Donuts is the number one retailer of coffee-by-the-cup in America, selling 2.7 million cups a day, nearly one billion cups a year. Dunkin' Donuts is also the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world and sells more donuts, coffee, and bagels than any other quick service restaurant in America. Dunkin' Donuts has more than 6,700 shops in 29 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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