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Mets legends Seaver, Strawberry, Staub, Franco join Mets stars at Mets Foundation fundraiser this Thursday night in Greenwich
05/25/2009 1:53 PM ET

The New York Mets today announced that Mets legends Tom Seaver, Darryl Strawberry, Rusty Staub and John Franco will join Mets stars in the Mets Foundation's third annual "Teammates in the Community" fundraiser presented by Gatorade this Thursday, May 28 at Richards, in Greenwich, Conn.

Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo, Ryan Church, John Maine, Daniel Murphy, Mike Pelfrey, J.J. Putz, Jose Reyes, Francisco Rodriguez, Johan Santana, and David Wright have already confirmed their participation along with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, General Manager Omar Minaya, and Manager Jerry Manuel for this special event.

A limited number of tickets remain. To purchase tickets, call (718) 803-4074 or send an email to

Guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with their favorite players and bid on once-in-a-lifetime baseball experiences with the team's stars at Citi Field including: pitching, hitting and fielding lessons, taking batting practice, running the bases and throwing out the first pitch.

Donations for this event are tax deductible. All of the proceeds from the event, auction, and donations will be distributed through the Mets Foundation to a variety of worthy causes, including: the Carlos Beltran Foundation; the Luis Castillo Foundation; Project A.L.S. (Church); the Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg, Va. (Maine); Hubbard House (Murphy); the Boys & Girls Club of Wichita (Pelfrey); Children of the Nations (Putz); Santiago RBI (Reyes); the Francisco Rodriguez Baseball Academy; the Johan Santana Foundation; and the David Wright Foundation.

Located at 359 Greenwich Avenue, Richards offers the finest men's and women's clothing and merchandise from around the world. Richards offers world-class fashions to the surrounding community in conjunction with the affiliated Mitchells of Westport store.

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