USMMA Kings Point night at Citi field

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    tankercaptain 5-Year Member

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    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) will once again sponsor Kings Point Night at Citi Field when the New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, August 29 2014 at 7:10 p.m. The AAF will sponsor tickets for the midshipmen and welcome additional U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni, parents and friends to the game. The AAF is also proud to announce that the USMMA Color Guard will present the colors on the field prior to the game.

    “The AAF is pleased to provide the funds for Kings Point Night at Citi Field for a third year in a row for the Regiment of Midshipmen to attend this fun event," says AAF President Jim Tobin '77. "The joy that this event brings cannot be quantified as the midshipmen, alumni, parents, family, and friends all get together to show the colors and bond together as one Kings Point family. The gratitude expressed for this event the past two years by the midshipmen and their families proves that it is a worthwhile activity. The reaction of the crowd at the game when the midshipmen are announced is very special and creates a lasting memory for all. Thank you to all of our donors who make this possible.“


    “We are extremely thankful to the Alumni Association and Foundation for once again providing this great opportunity for our Midshipmen," said Captain Jay Kennedy, Commandant of Midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. "Not only does this offer the kids a small fun-filled break from their rigorous schedule it also gives us, as an institution, an opportunity to showcase to the public our greatest asset—the Midshipmen”.

    All attending midshipmen will travel from the Academy via chartered buses sponsored by the AAF and sit in sections 508 and 509. The AAF invites all USMMA alumni, parents and friends to purchase tickets and sit in the USMMA sections with the midshipmen. Additionally, Friday, August 29 is FREE SHIRT FRIDAY, when all fans in attendance will receive a free NY Mets t-shirt sponsored by Pepsi. Last year, midshipmen, alumni, parents and friends had an amazing time on a beautiful afternoon at Citi Field. For photos from last year's game, please click here.

    Game Details
    Teams: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets
    Date: Friday, August 29, 2014
    Location: Flushing, N.Y.
    Stadium: Citi Field (45,000)
    USMMA Sections: Sections 508 and 509
    First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. (Eastern)
    National Anthem: 6:55 p.m. (Eastern) (Estimate)
    Additional Ticket Help: Contact Nicole Annese (NY Mets) at or 718-559-3020
    TV: SNY (New York), CSN (Philadelphia), www.MLB.TV (Online)
    Radio NY: 710 WOR
    Radio PA: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
    Philadelphia Phillies:
    New York Mets:
    In-Game USMMA AAF Photos: USMMA Alumni Facebook Page
    In-Game USMMA AAF Photos: USMMA Twitter Page

    TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN THE USMMA SECTIONS: Tickets cost $27 per person and can only be purchased HERE.

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