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Sunnyside Children Meet the Mets

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Jan. 19, 2011 Staff Report

Several local fifth and sixth graders from P.S. 150’s After-School Sports Program were provided with a tour of the Mets’ clubhouse at Citi Field on Wednesday.

The children’s visit, organized by Sunnyside Community Services, included a personal meet-and-greet with many New York Mets players, including R.A. Dickey, Dillon Gee, Bobby Parnell, Mike Pelfrey, Jose Reyes, Josh Thole and Manager Terry Collins. The visit was to celebrate the launch of the third season of Citi Field Kids.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who helped save the After-School Program from closing last year, was also in attendance.

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queens resident

btw, bravo to Sunnyside Community Services for organizing this type of invaluable experience for the kids! Hopefully SCS will be able to provide many more types of these trips for other children in the future! 🙂

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queens resident

Education is not only reading, writing and math. It’s also life experiences and for those kids to be able to have a once in a lifetime experience of meeting the professional ball players, getting a chance to speak with them and to see the inside of a ballplayer’s clubhouse may inspire them to a career in sports administration, etc. Therefore, it’s worth it to take them out of a school day just to get this type of learning experience which is invaluable!

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Sunnyside Post

In response to 45th and Skillman, it is worth noting for the record that the event did take place at 11:30 am.

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45th and Skillman

Nice little outing for the kids. The only problem is, it wasn’t AFTER SCHOOL. They took those kids out of a normal school day to go meet a couple of Mets.

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