Brooklyn Cyclones Opening Day is Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at MCU Park with a game against the Staten Island Yankees!
And as if that weren’t exciting enough, the start of the baseball season also means the start of another season of giving: six Mondays from July 1 through August 26 will see portions of each ticket sale going to a different local Sandy relief organization.
The initiative is called Meaningful Mondays and $3 from every individual ticket sold those nights will go to a different area nonprofit that focuses on providing relief and recovery services to Sandy-stricken neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the Rockaways, Staten Island, and Long Island. The schedule is as follows:
- Monday, July 1 – Coney Island Night to benefit ConeyRecovers.org.
- Monday, July 8 – Gerritsen Beach / Sheepshead Bay Night to benefit Gerritsen Cares.
- Monday, July 22 – Nassau County Night to benefit the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund.
- Monday, July 29 – Red Hook Night to benefit the Red Hook Initiative.
- Monday, August 19 – Staten Island Night to benefit The Stephen Siller Foundation.
- Monday, August 26 – Breezy Point / Rockaway Night to benefit The Graybeards
The Cyclones will also be honoring “Hometown Heroes” during each game of the 2013 regular season. Each “hero” will be recognized for demonstrating “heroism in the face of adversity as a result of Hurricane Sandy.”
“comeBacK” T-shirts will also be sold throughout the season, with all proceeds going to the Meaningful Monday organizations. Each T-shirt will feature the names of specific communities that were damaged by Sandy.
“Our offices were impacted by the storm, but for so many other people they lost much more than that,” said Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen. “We hope that through our Meaningful Monday efforts, we can help the countless people still struggling to recover from the storm, recognize the heroes who were leaders in their communities during their time of need, and provide a night of fun and laughter at the ballpark as we all recover from Hurricane Sandy.”