The Mets and Delta Air Lines teamed up to bring the Ya Gotta Read! program to more than 5,500 students at nine Queens elementary schools. The Mets challenged students to read one book a week for six weeks and the students were rewarded with Mets-themed prizes. In total, the students read more than 37,000 books.
The class that read the most books earned a visit by a Mets player. The third grade class at P.S. 13 read a total of 1,508 books and won a visit by Brandon Nimmo! The outfielder visited the class to congratulate the students on their achievement, read the class a book and handed out Mr. Met Kids Club prize packs.
The top readers from the nine participating schools were celebrated on the field at Citi Field before a Mets home game. Miley Quizphi read a total of 331 books which was the most of any student in the program.