07/20/2009 10:24 AM ET
Seaver, Ryan and Koosman highlight Miracle Mets gathering to celebrate 40th anniversary of 1969 World Series Championship
Fans will meet more than 20 members of the "Miracle Mets" during exclusive charity fundraiser to benefit Mets Foundation
The New York Mets today announced that Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan Jerry Koosman and more than 20 of their former teammates will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1969 World Series championship with an exclusive reception Saturday, August 22 at Citi Field. Fans will have an opportunity to mingle with their beloved "Miracle Mets" at the charity fundraiser to benefit the Mets Foundation prior to that evening's game between the Mets and Philadelphia Phillies.
Guests will meet, mingle and take pictures with their favorite players from the 1969 Mets during the two-hour event in the Caesars Club at Citi Field, which will conclude with a question-and-answer session with the teammates reminiscing about the championship season.
To purchase tickets to the historic event, go to Mets.com, call (718) 803-4074 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Supply is limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
A tax deductable donation of $300 includes a ticket to that night's Mets-Phillies game, a picture with the 1969 World Series trophy and an oversized replica of a ticket to the 1969 World Series.
Seaver, Ryan and Koosman are expected to be joined by Ed Charles, Jack DiLauro, Duffy Dyer, Wayne Garrett, Rod Gaspar, Gary Gentry, Jerry Grote, Bud Harrelson, Al Jackson, Cleon Jones, Ed Kranepool, J.C. Martin, Jim McAndrew, Bobby Pfeil, Ron Swoboda, Ron Taylor and Al Weis. Coaches Yogi Berra, Joe Pignatano and Eddie Yost will also be participating in the event.
Proceeds will benefit the Mets Foundation, which funds and promotes a variety of charitable causes, including educational, social and athletic programs for young people in the community. A registered 501c3 charity, the Mets Foundation takes no portion of contributed funds to offset internal costs. Every dollar of net receipts granted to the Foundation is directed to accomplishing its mission.
Additional details of an on-field ceremony honoring the club will be released in the coming weeks.