Citi Field to Host Batter Up for a Cause: Autism Speaks

FLUSHING, N.Y. — Metropolitan Hospitality, the world-class event and hospitality company for Citi Field, will host “Batter Up for a Cause: Autism Speaks” on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendees will participate in a unique batting practice event in the Visitors Clubhouse at Citi Field and enjoy light refreshments, a special appearance by Mr. Met and an exclusive tour of the ballpark.

The event will be divided into four one-hour sessions between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

“Batter Up for a Cause: Autism Speaks is an exciting event for us and we are so happy to be working with this organization to benefit a great cause,” said Heather Collamore, Vice-President of Metropolitan Hospitality. “We invite everyone to join us at Citi Field for this exclusive batting practice and help make a difference.”

Tickets for the event are $99 and can be purchased online at Mets.com/BatterUp. Interested participants may also purchase tickets by calling 718-507-TIXX.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $500 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 60 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.

About Metropolitan Hospitality

Metropolitan Hospitality, Citi Field’s non-game day event company, has hosted more than 1,000 events since the ballpark opened in 2009, offering superb cuisine, five-star service and state-of-the-art event space for every occasion. With more than 200,000 square feet of specialty event space and nearly two dozen distinctive event spaces, Citi Field serves as an ideal space for concerts, corporate meetings, holiday parties, weddings, trade shows, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and a variety of other events year-round.

For additional information, call (718) 507-3663 or visit www.metropolitanhospitality.com.