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Mets hold annual coat drive as part of ‘MetsGiving’ initiative

Dec. 8, 2023 By Ethan Marshall

The New York Mets held their 17th annual coat drive on Dec. 6 at Citi Field.

The coat drive marked the latest event held by the organization as part of its “MetsGiving” initiative.

Photo by Bruce Adler

Photo by Bruce Adler

Mr. Met and Amazin’ Mets Foundation President and Mets co-owner Alex Cohen joined team personnel and volunteers for New York Cares in collecting the new or gently used coats that were donated. The coats will be given to those in need to help keep them warm during the winter months.

Amazin’ Mets Foundation President Alex Cohen with Mr. Met. Photo by Bruce Adler

Those who donated the coats also received vouchers redeemable for two tickets to any select Mets home game in 2024 (excluding Opening Day and the Subway Series).

Photo by Bruce Adler

Photo by Bruce Adler

During the coat drive, the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan rolled up with Santa Claus. Kids were able to meet Santa and get their picture taken with him. The truck, which was decorated with holiday lights, also gave out free cans of Coke Zero Sugar.

Photo by Bruce Adler

Photo by Bruce Adler

Photo by Bruce Adler

Photo by Bruce Adler

Photo by Bruce Adler

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