NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Mets will wear camouflage jerseys for five home games next year as part of a “Military Monday” event that will include free tickets for U.S. servicemen and servicewomen.
The team said Monday that the jerseys will be used April 21 against St. Louis, July 7 vs. Atlanta, July 28 against Philadelphia, Sept. 8 vs. Colorado and Sept. 15 against Miami.
“U.S. Military personnel with active or retired military identification will receive complimentary tickets to Monday night games for themselves and up to three guests,” the team said in a statement. “For the remaining games outside of Military Mondays, the Mets will continue to provide active military personnel with complimentary admission.”
New York has worked with the Wounded Warrior Project in recent years, and owner Fred Wilpon helped create the Welcome Back Veterans program that provides treatment for post traumatic stress disorder.
The club’s mascots, Mr. Met and Mrs. Met, took part in Monday’s Veterans Day Parade in New York City.
The San Diego Padres have worn camouflage jerseys for Sunday home games since 2008 in honor of military based in their community, and the Baltimore Orioles used camouflage jerseys on Memorial Day and Flag Day this year.
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