By Mark Hallum
A new partnership was announced in which Northwell Health will sponsor the New York Mets’ “Mr. Met Dash” as well as a nursing station on the suite level of Citi Field.
Taking place after Sunday home games, “Mr. Met Dash” allows kids to run the bases in celebration of every win.
“The Mets are proud to partner with Northwell Health, New York’s largest health care provider,” Wes Engram, Mets Vice President of Corporate Sponsorship said. “Like Northwell, we are a community oriented team that is committed to New Yorkers and we look forward to our relationship in the years to come.”
Formerly known as North Shore-LIJ, Northwell is also the creator of The Katz Institute for Women’s Health, which specializes in providing education and health services to women of all ages. The new institute is named for Mets owner Saul Katz, who also serves on the board of trustees for Northwell.
“We’re excited to be a sponsor of the National League Champion New York Mets,” Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health said. “We’re also extremely pleased to be a presenter of the Mr. Met Dash, where kids run the bases after family home games. As New York’s largest health provider, it gives us the opportunity to sponsor an event that shows area youngsters and their parents that exercise is not only important to their health but can also be exciting and fun.”
According to Northwell, the healthcare company will be the “official sponsor of every Mets win.”
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