Mets contribute to remembrance fund of fan
NEW YORK -- As they prepare for their first World Series since 2000, the Mets carved time out this week to contribute to a remembrance fund for one of their most loyal fans.
Josh Abrams, a physical education teacher at J.H.S. 157 Stephen Halsey in Queens, died last week after falling and suffering a traumatic brain injury. Abrams, of Bayville, Long Island, was 39 and a passionate Mets fan. In his memory, Mets owner Fred Wilpon donated $500 to Abrams' family and sent flowers to his wake, a Mets spokesperson confirmed.
Wilpon's donation was one of many given through a GoFundMe page created in Abrams' memory. In a photograph on the page, Abrams is seen wearing a gray Mike Piazza jersey and holding his 1-year-old son, Axel. The family was expecting another child in May. The page had raised over $62,000 as of Friday, due in large part to the publicity it gained during the Mets' swift run through the National League Championship Series.