During the 2015-16 winter holiday season, Rising Stars, a local non-profit basketball organization, held its first “HEARTS AND HOOPS” community service program to help local charities. During that event, Rising Stars families donated over 100 coats for NY CARES through an initiative with the NY METS. To show their appreciation and join in the Rising Stars commitment to teach kids the power of giving back, the METS Community Outreach Program gave our student athletes and their families the opportunity to attend four spring season games. Our kids had a great time at Citifield on June 15, 2016 as they watched the METS triumph over the Pirates, to end their three-game losing streak. It was a particularly impressive night for pitcher, Noah Syndergaard as he did not allow a run for eight innings. Excited Rising Stars players were all smiles as they cheered for the home team.
Tyler, Grade 7
Players from the Queens Grade 6 and Grade 9 Teams
Players from the Queens Grade 6 Team
Celebrating a HOME RUN!