Buses for Baseball stops in New York
Mets spend time with kids from Urban Women's Safe Haven
NEW YORK -- Prior to Friday evening's game at Citi Field, Mets players Chris Capuano, Scott Hairston, Jon Niese and Justin Turner will provide everlasting memories to a group of 50 children from the Urban Women's Safe Haven, as the Major League Baseball Players Trust's Buses for Baseball program rolls into New York City.
The Urban Women's Safe Haven is an emergency domestic violence shelter that assists women and children who have fled from their homes in order to escape abusive relationships. In addition to providing safety, the program offers comprehensive services including individual and group counseling, childcare, child therapy, recreational activities, legal advocacy and education and housing assistance. UWSH is a program of the Urban Resource Institute, a nonprofit multi-service organization based in Brooklyn, New York.
Courtesy of the Players Trust, the children will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs.
This season, Buses for Baseball will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 750 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes. Buses for Baseball will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.
The Players Trust enjoys support from the New York Mets organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.
To watch a brief video featuring the Buses for Baseball program, please visit the Players Trust Channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/MLBPlayersTrust.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.