The Mets host hundreds of boys and girls for instructional baseball clinics. Mets players and coaches run the children through hitting, fielding and pitching drills at Citi Field. The Kids receive Junior Mets t-shirts as well as tickets to a future game. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the Junior Mets to learn baseball basics from pitchers Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo or first-base coach Glenn Sherlock. The Mets work with local youth baseball organizations to select the participants.
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The Mets Foundation donates equipment to youth baseball and softball teams from all five boroughs, Long Island and New Jersey. The equipment consists of gloves, bats, helmets, catchers gear, baseballs/softballs and more. Since the program's inception, the Mets Foundations has donated complete baseball/softball kits to 200 teams.
The Mets traveled to the Mets baseball academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic to donate baseball equipment to 50 youth teams. Youth baseball players and their coaches were invited to come to the Mets Dominican Academy to pick up their brand new equipment. Each team received a bag, bats, helmets, gloves, catchers gear and baseballs. Mets Instructional League players helped hand out the equipment, give tours of the academy and eat lunch with the teams. After they received their equipment, the youth teams were invited to watch the game later that evening.
Futuras Estrellas is an extension of the Sandlot Stars program, which provides boys and girls with the right tools to play baseball, learn teamwork, build confidence and have fun.
The Mets have teamed up with the NYPD to create a baseball/softball clinic for local boys and girls. Youth baseball and softball players were invited to the inaugural clinic and it was hosted in Queens. The clinic will aim to build relations with local police officers and youth in the community.
Baseball FUNdamentals is a program where the Mets go to a local school and teach the fundamentals of baseball to students who are learning to play the game. Mr. Met attends the event and helps the kids learn. We bring baseball equipment with us to use and we donate the equipment to that particular school.
Each year, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund teams up with Major League Baseball clubs to organize equipment collection drives to support the growth of youth baseball and softball. The Mets host an annual equipment drive to help select teams in need.
The grant may be used to purchase equipment, make field improvements or other initiatives that will help the youth on the team play baseball or softball. The Mets will select recipients based on need.