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Mets to Hold Italian Heritage Day at Citi Field After Initial Resistance

In partnership with the Italian American Baseball Foundation, the New York Mets are set to host an Italian Heritage Day on September 17th when the club goes up against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. According to IABF’s website, the game will feature special recognition for the Italian community, with a portion of every ticket sold through the link attached going to support the Italian American Baseball Foundation’s Scholarship Fund. With these funds, the organization awards college scholarships to deserving student-athletes who express pride in our culture and heritage. 

While an event to honor Italian American heritage in a state like New York where the ethnic group is ...

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