Wednesday, June 22, 2011
by Jess Estremera
The Mets are helping to fund a charity program for the families affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks. The charity is called Tuesday's Children. The Mets announced that the team will help pay for The First Responder Alliance Mentoring Program- $10,000, which will provide trained mentors for children whose parents died due to illness attributed to their time working at ground zero or Fresh Kills Landfill. For the 10th consecutive year, Mets players will meet and greet the families of Tuesday's Children, signing autographs and taking photos during pregame receptions throughout the season. Jeff Wilpon said the team is "honored to have worked with Tuesday's Children since its inception."