By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor
Verizon Wireless has partnered with the New York Mets to host the Verizon Kid’s Clinic on Aug. 4 at Citi Field in Queens. The clinic will offer 60 local children the chance to take the field with their favorite players, learning the fundamentals of baseball while having fun.
Beginning Saturday, July 20, through Saturday, July 27, Mets fans and parents can visit one of three participating Verizon Wireless stores in Astoria, Washington Heights and the Bronx to register their little ones ages 5 to 12 in a drawing to secure a spot at the clinic. Upon registering, fans will be invited to participate in live demonstrations of devices and accessories from Verizon Wireless and snap photos with Mr. Met and Mets alumni John Franco and Dwight “Doc” Gooden. All fans can grab a complimentary bite from the Munchie Mobile Food Truck and walk away with a handful of other prizes, including a Verizon Wireless goodie bag with a Mets baseball.
Registration event details:
Verizon Wireless Astoria Store
Saturday, July 20 from 1 – 3 p.m.
31-15 Steinway St.
In-store appearance by John Franco, 2012 New York Mets Hall of Fame inductee
Verizon Wireless Washington Heights Store
Friday, July 26 from 5 – 8 p.m.
In-store appearance by Mr. Met, New York Mets official mascot
You can also attend two other days to enter:
Verizon Wireless Fordham Store
Saturday, July 27 from 1 – 3 p.m.
153 E. Fordham Road
In-store appearance by Dwight “Doc” Gooden, 2010 New York Mets Hall of Fame inductee
“No other American sport has the power to connect fans, family and friends quite like baseball, so it’s only fitting that Verizon would team up with the New York Mets to create the ultimate major league experience for kids,” said Karen Hadley, Verizon Wireless Associate Director, Sponsorships. “Only our Verizon Kid’s Clinic at Citi Field offers local children the chance to suit up with their favorite Met players, and only Verizon can help capture that on-the-field action with our latest phones, tablets and apps.”
Twenty kids from each registration event will be randomly selected to attend the Verizon Kid’s Clinic at Citi Field. The clinic begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, and connects 60 winning youths with Mets players and coaches to train, run drills and experience first-hand what it’s like to play in the big leagues. Winners will be also awarded their own “Future Met” t-shirts and two tickets to the Mets game later that afternoon against the Kansas City Royals.
Parents must sign an affidavit and release form before registering each child for the clinic. Registration is open to residents of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Winners will be selected and notified no later than July 30. No purchase necessary to enter.
For more information about the Verizon Kid’s Clinic at Citi Field or directions to participating stores, please visit www.verizoninsider.com/mets .
I was not compensated for this post.