Emmy Rossum Sings at METS Opening Day
The New York Mets have announced their plan to honor the heroes and volunteers of Hurricane Sandy in a pre-game, on-field ceremony on April 1st, the teams opening day.
The Mets have designed the event as “recognition of the storm and its aftermath, and a reminder that recovery efforts and volunteerism must continue through 2013 and beyond,” states a press release.
Five hundred first responders will be honored in the ceremony, including members of the Army National Guard, Army Corp of Engineers, Con Edison of New York, Department of Corrections, Department of Sanitation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Protective Service, Fire Department of New York, New York City Office of Emergency Management, New York Police Department, New York State Homeland Security, New York State Office of Emergency Management, and United States Homeland Security.
Additionally, the Mets have donated 1,000 Opening Day tickets to those affected by Hurricane Sandy or citizens who displayed heroism in their response to the disaster. 300 of those tickets were given to New York Habitat for Humanity volunteers who have given their time and compassion to families that are rebuilding.
“The Opening Day ceremony kicks off a season-long call to action by the Mets to encourage fans to help their fellow New Yorkers. In the weeks ahead, the Mets will announce programs that will continue to honor Sandy heroes.,” continues the event’s press release.
‘Shameless’ star and New York native, Emmy Rossum, will sing the National Anthem on Opening Day, accompanied by 50 choir members from the Scholar’s Academy in Far Rockaway.
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