Supporting Sandy relief in advance of the All-Star Game

Mercedes-Benz of Brooklyn has joined together with ex-Met John Franco and radio personality Craig Carton to rally runners to participate in a 5K and Fun Run hosted by Major League Baseball to benefit Sandy relief.

“Every little bit helps,” said Carton during an event at the dealership, 1800 Shore Parkway, on Monday, July 8. “I’m happy to be here helping out Team Franco with this ongoing problem.”

The run, taking place on Saturday, July 13 in Prospect Park, is part of the All-Star Game celebrations for 2013’s Midsummer Classic, to be hosted at Citi Field.

New York Jets defensive lineman Antonio Garay also came out to support the cause.

Being from New Jersey, I know what the devastation was like,” said Garay.

Carton signed copies of his new book, LoudmouthDouglas Wells, president of Mercedes-Benz of Brooklyn, along with Garay, will be at a wedding in Ireland on Saturday, but that won’t keep them from participating in the race.

“We’re running a 5K in Ireland six hours before it happens here,” explained Wells.

Team Captain Gary Perone of the Brooklyn Cyclones has also been working closely with Franco to raise as much money possible for Sandy relief.

“Every Monday, the Cyclones host ‘Meaningful Monday,’ where we hand out 500 free tickets, and $3 goes towards Sandy relief for the ones we regularly sell,” said Perone.

Fans can find out more information and join the fundraising movement by going to

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