FIRST Night at the Mets (2014)
It was an amazing turnout (not to mention a beautiful spring evening!), at CitiField in New York on April 25th, for FIRST Night at the Mets! A big shout out to the Benedetto family, whose son Marc is affected with lamellar ichthyosis and the Saccente family whose daughter Kylie Leigh is also affected with ichthyosis, for rallying such an enthusiastic group of supporters! Also, our sincere gratitude to the Mets organization for working with us step-by-step to bring as much awareness to ichthyosis and the mission of FIRST as possible. Awareness was raised throughout the entire game including FIRST logos displayed on LED boards and an informational ichthyosis video, produced by FIRST, played throughout the entire arena during the game. FIRST was also mentioned as a sponsor of the game in the Post Game Box Score on SNY. Everyone enjoyed a co-sponsored Mets/FIRST hat that was given to all those who bought FIRST Night tickets! A Mets win was enjoyed by all and FIRST donations for the evening totaled $2,550! Thanks to everyone for making difference!