The annual Mets Welcome Home Dinner presented by Alliance Building Services was held after the Home Opener on Friday, April 8. All of the Mets players, Manager Terry Collins and General Manager Sandy Alderson attended the annual fundraising dinner benefiting the Katz Institute for Women's Health, a member of Northwell Health and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The evening included a game show featuring Mets players and an Amazin' Auction with unique memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
For the third year in a row, David Wright hosted the Big League Impact New York Fantasy Football draft at Citi Field. Jay Bruce, Steven Matz and Neil Walker joined Wright in the league, picking players for their teams alongside fans who donated money to participate in the exciting event. More than $60,000 was raised for the Ronald McDonald Houses in New York and Long Island, the Mets Foundation and Big League Impact.
After the event, participants took group photos with Mr. Met and the players, went on a VIP tour of the ballpark and enjoyed the Mets game that evening.
The Mets Wives hosted a Mystery Baseballs fundraiser to sell baseball to raise money for the Mets Foundation. Fans selected a paper bag which contained a baseball signed by one of many Mets players including David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker and many more, including some of the 86 Mets. The fundraiser raised over $15,000 to help the foundation fund and promote a variety of educational, social and athletic programs and other charitable causes.
The Mets host an annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Long Island, a non-profit organization that gives comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in local hospital facilities. The fundraiser at Citi Field features a silent auction, batting practice experiences for VIPs and a fun filled night to raise funds and awareness for the worthy organization.
The Mets host an annual "Night to Believe" fundraiser at Citi Field benefitting Project ALS, a non-profit organization renowned for their outstanding leadership in finding and funding treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.