The Mets invited the Fahy family -- Michael, 11, Anna, 9, and Cormac, 6, along with their mother Fiona and aunt Deirdre -- to enjoy Spring Training and the warm weather in Florida. The Fahy children were honorary Mets for the four days they spent at Spring Training, continuing a relationship with the team that began at the Wild Card game in October, shortly after their father FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy was killed in a house explosion while on duty.
The family participated in numerous activities with several Mets players including the team stretch and batting practice. Away from the ballpark, the Fahys played mini golf and went go-kart riding with Curtis Granderson, Rene Rivera, and Neil Walker and had dinner with Sandy Alderson and T.J. Rivera.
During the Mets-Cardinals game on March 5, Terry Collins took the kids on the field to exchange lineups cards with the umpires and sat next to the trio during the first few innings of the game.
The trip was capped off by bowling alongside Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores. Conforto may have had the high score of the day, but the Fahy family was the big winner.
The Amazin' Auction benefiting the Mets Foundation features a chance to win a batting clinic with Curtis Granderson and Kevin Long, a special edition 4-foot-tall Noah Syndergaard signed garden gnome, and the chance to meet SNY's Gary, Keith and Ron in the SNY booth at Citi Field! Go to mets.com/AmazinAuction to check out the complete selection of autographed memorabilia from your favorite Mets and many more can't-buy-this-anywhere-else experiences. This online auction will end on Sunday, April 2 at 7:45 p.m.
The Mets will host an exhibition game against West Point at Citi Field on Friday, March 31. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to take place at West Point but was changed due to the heavy snow storm that hit Hudson Valley.
General admission tickets for the Field Level seating are on sale now at mets.com/army or by calling (718) 507-TIXX. Tickets are $10 and net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Mets Foundation. All active and retired military members with military identification will be allowed to attend the game along with one guest for free.
The contest will be the Mets' final game before the start of the 2017 Season on April 3 when they take on the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.
Major League Baseball's Commissioner's Community Initiative allows the Mets to enhance the lives of underprivileged and at-risk youth, the medically dependent or disabled, and senior citizens. This program provides complimentary tickets to 501 (C) (3) charitable organizations that allows members of the community to attend a Mets game that they otherwise would not be able to afford.
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