The New York Mets and NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, today announced a new long-term partnership to promote health and wellness, both at the ballpark and in the communities they serve. The partnership will bring together two iconic brands that share a commitment to improving the health of all New Yorkers.
As a symbol of the integrated partnership, a NewYork-Presbyterian patch will be featured on the Mets uniforms, the first jersey patch partnership in the team’s 61-year history. The patches will debut in the home opener at Citi Field.
The Mets and NewYork-Presbyterian will collaborate both at the ballpark and in the community to host health and wellness events, including cancer screenings and blood drives. Fans will also be invited to participate in interactive wellness experiences throughout Citi Field and a branded 7th-inning stretch to promote an active lifestyle. On designated Comeback Days, NewYork-Presbyterian patients and healthcare workers will be recognized on the field.
“The Mets have always believed that baseball’s impact can extend off the field and into the local community. This philosophy drives us to partner with organizations that can meaningfully engage and uplift the Greater New York area,” said Jeff Deline, Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer of the Mets. “We’re proud to partner with NewYork-Presbyterian to offer new health and wellness initiatives for the communities, patients, and healthcare workers who are the heartbeat of the city.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with the New York Mets to improve the health and well-being of all the communities we serve,” said Devika Mathrani, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. “Through this partnership, we will work together on community initiatives, activations, and experiences that encourage people to prioritize their physical and mental health.”
As part of the partnership, fans who deliver their babies at NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals will also be treated to a Mets onesie, celebrating their fandom from day one.