PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Minor League Baseball recently unveiled the CommUNITY initiative program to encourage fans to come together and stand up against discrimination and violence. The St. Lucie Mets are proud to participate in the program that is in response to recent tragedies and tension in communities across the country.
The Mets CommUNITY initiative will take place during the third inning of Friday's second game vs. the Palm Beach Cardinals. MiLB's goal is to get all 160 MiLB teams involved and have their fans leave a game feeling inspired with a sense of unity.
Upon entering Tradition Field, fans will be given signs that read "Community Means" and the fans can fill in the blank of what community means to them. The fans and players will stand up and hold the signs in solidarity in the middle of the third inning.
"Our ballparks have long been a place of fun and enjoyment, providing a break from the ills of today's society," said Minor League Baseball President and CEO, Pat O'Conner. "The CommUNITY initiative aims to urge fans to take action in their communities and to promote unity, understanding, acceptance and inclusion."
Friday's doubleheader starts at 4 p.m. It is also First Responders Appreciation Night, which ties in with the CommUNITY initiative.
In addition to various activities at the ballpark, Minor League Baseball teams and their fans can participate in the initiative on social media using #MiLBCommUNITY to pledge their plan to create positive change.
For more information, contact Kasey Blair at 772-871-2115.