The Mets Foundation teamed up with Pitch In For Baseball for the Sandlot Stars equipment donation program. Mets employees volunteered their time to assemble team kits which were distributed to 100 youth baseball and softball teams from New York City and Long Island. Players and coaches from all 100 teams came to Citi Field to pick up their new Mets branded equipment. Each team received a team bag, bats, helmets, gloves, catchers gear, and baseballs or softballs.
The Sandlot Stars program helps local youth baseball and softball organizations who are working with children from underserved areas have the opportunity to play the game.