Mets to support military families at Citi Field on July 9

July 8th, 2021

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 8, 2021 – The New York Mets will show their support to military families and (R.E.D.) on Friday, July 9 when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10pm.

R.E.D. is an organization that raises awareness about the hardships of those deployed and their families. They act in support of the ‘silent soldiers,’ the families of those deployed and provide direct aid to active duty military and their families. R.E.D. was founded in 2016 in Jacksonville, N.C. at Camp LeJeune, a Marine Corps Base, to show solidarity and support for deployed service members.

The Mets will support the organization with a promotional giveaway at Citi Field on Friday, July 9. The team, along with Fiserv, will give away a military-themed T-Shirt to the first 12,500 fans in attendance in support of

R.E.D. representatives will throw and catch the ceremonial first pitch and will conduct on-site activations on Mets Plaza and on the main concourse where fans can donate to the cause and support active duty military and their families.

R.E.D. and Fiserv will honor the Veteran of the Game, Robert Alan LaPenta, a veteran of the Marines assigned to Marine Fighter Squadron 115 Silver Eagles.

Fans interested in learning more about the cause or how to donate can visit Those interested in attending the game can visit