On Thursday morning, the Mets announced a multi-year partnership with New York-Presbyterian, one of the nation's leading healthcare systems.
As the most noticeable feature of the integrated partnership, the Mets will sport a New-York Presbyterian patch on their jerseys. This is the first time the Mets will have a jersey patch partnership in their 61-year history, and it will debut in their home opener on Friday against Miami. This is the first year Major League Baseball has allowed teams to have a sponsor's logo on a uniform sleeve.
This long-term partnership will promote health and wellness, both at the ballpark and in the communities they serve, as there will be health and wellness events, including cancer screenings and blood drives.
Fans will be invited to participate in interactive wellness experiences throughout Citi Field and a branded 7th-inning stretch to promote an active lifestyle. There will be designated Comeback Days, in which New York-Presbyterian patients and health care workers will be recognized on the field.
Jeff Deline, Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer of the Mets, said in the press release accompanying this news, "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. We're proud to partner with New York-Presbyterian to offer new health and wellness initiatives for the communities, patients, and healthcare workers who are the heartbeat of the city."
Devika Mathrani, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at New York-Presbyterian, said, "We're thrilled to partner with the New York Mets to improve the health and well-being of all the communities we serve. Through this partnership, we will work together on community initiatives, activations, and experiences that encourage people to prioritize their physical and mental health."