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 Mets players and coaches. The Mets work with local youth baseball organizations to select the participants.
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 Foundation has donated complete baseball/softball kits to more than 325 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 Baseball Team to create a baseball/softball clinic for local boys and girls. The Harlem Little League participated in the clinic where the kids learned about fielding, hitting and base running. The clinic's purpose is to help build better relationships with local police officers and youth in the community
The Baseball FUNdamentals program teaches students at local elementary schools the fundamentals of baseball to those who are new to the game. Mr. Met attends the event and helps the kids have fun while learning to play. The Mets donate baseball and softball equipment to the participating schools so they can keep learning all year round!