Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez & Ron Darling's "Pitch in For Good Cause"

Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez & Ron Darling's "Pitch in For Good Cause" Website and Anonymous Donor Make It Possible for Underprivileged Children to Attend Mets Games on July 10

Website Also Offering $10 Mets Tickets for Fans Who Purchase Special Tee-Shirts

(NEW YORK CITY, June 20, 2008). SNY television announcers Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez & Ron Darling's "Pitch in for a Good Cause" website known as (GKR), today announced that it will make it possible for more than 100 underprivileged children from the NY Metropolitan Area to attend a Mets games on July 10th.

GKR was launched in May to bring Mets fans together around common community problems by buying tee shirts for the sportscasters' favorite charities. The website is also offering $10 seats on July 10th and 22nd to fans who previously purchased or who will purchase the special GKR tees.

Tickets and Tee Shirts for the Kids
"When we offered discounted tickets to these July games for tee shirt purchasers, the demand was strong and we received favorable responses," explained Lynn Cohen, GKR director and wife of Gary Cohen, voice of the NY Mets. "Then suddenly it struck me, that this would also be an incredible opportunity to invite children who never dreamed of attending a game.

From there GKR sought out these special kids and subsequently were able to give over 100 free tickets to 3 groups of young people. "Once the decision was made to involve the children, an anonymous donor came knocking on the website's door to pay for the tee shirts. "What else could we say but yes, yes, and thank you!" added Cohen.

All the children will be wearing the GKR tees on July 10th.

Tickets for the Tee Shirt Purchasers
The GKR website is currently offering seven different shirts. One has Cohen's signature phrase, "It's Outta Here." Another features caricatures of Hernandez's fans all wearing his #17 jersey, sporting his mustache, wearing his famous footwear and enjoying a pop. The newest "Keith design" has a #17 on the back dressed in his moustache. Darling's tee pays tribute to "Mr. Perfect," as well as his many numbers and nicknames. The fifth is the official "Gary, Keith and Ron tee-shirt," providing a humorous but loving portrait of the sportscasters' fans. The sixth is a more subdued, sleek black tee featuring in white lettering. The latest design, just recently introduced, is the GKR "fistbump."

Fans who previously purchased or who will purchase tee shirts can to buy the $10 seats for the two July games for as long as the tickets last. The only stipulation is they must wear the tees to call attention to the charitable cause.

On July 10th, the Mets are playing the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m, and on July 22nd, the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 p.m. The seats are located in the reserved Mezzanine section at Shea Stadium.

"This generous offer by Mets management to make tickets available at a discounted price gives GKR purchasers the opportunity to sit together and meet other supporters, and now with the children, a chance for many of these youngsters to attend a major league game, some for the very first time," said Cohen.

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