The 2015 New York Mets season was one for the history books, as the team broke many club records on the way to their first NL East Division crown since 2006. One record that, in particular, had many local communities smiling, was the 85 home runs the team hit at Citi Field this season. As part of the Citi Community Home Runs program, each time a Mets player hit a home run at home, Citi donated $2,000 to one of four local New York City community non-profit organizations: City Harvest, YMCA, USO Metro New York and United Neighborhood Houses of New York.
On Monday, Mets outfielder and Citi Community Home Runs ambassador Curtis Granderson joined Citi’s Head of Global Public Affairs Ed Skyler and community partners at the Union Square Citibank branch to unveil the record $190K amount (including $20K initial donation), which will support those in need. After an incredible regular season, Mets fans will sure be rooting for Granderson and team to continue their long-ball success in the playoffs at Citi Field.
To learn more about the Citi Community Home Runs program, click here.