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After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, New Yorkers turned to their team for comfort and healing, with players and managers organizing an emotional home game at Shea Stadium one day later. Since then, players and managers have tried to show their respect to first responders during games on Sept. 11, only for their attempts to be denied by league rules and fined accordingly.
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso found an innovative way to honor first responders during last season by ordering custom 9/11 cleats for himself and his teammates. “Mets COO Jeff Wilpon pushed some, which forced MLB’s hand and allowed us to wear these caps during games,” Alonso explained.
Saturday at Citi Field, the Mets will wear caps bearing the insignias of New York first responder departments such as FDNY, NYPD, PAPD and Sanitation/Correction services.
First responders can enjoy discounted tickets to games as well as special benefits including discounted 16oz Bud Light bottles for $1 each, $2 hot dogs with soda for just $2, free popcorn (sorry no fountain drinks available), Kids Club members get in for FREE!
Liberty University provides an exclusive tuition rate for first responders, police officers, firefighters, EMTs and EMT volunteers. To qualify, proof of current employment or volunteer status such as an employer letter with your name and position listed or valid state ID must be provided to qualify. This offer applies for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs; more details on it are available by clicking here.