Kids Day at Citi Field, a Field of Dreams

{ disclosure : invited guest at event }

On Saturday, March 2oth, as part of Citibank’s “Our Promise to New York” events, they hosted a Kids Day at Citi Field.  My family and I were guests along with three hundred children from the Boys and Girls Club of America and local YMCA’s from all five-boroughs at this private once-in-a-lifetime event.  The kids were treated to a fun-filled day with games, arts & crafts, music with the Radio Disney team, meet and greet with Mr. Met himself as well as an exclusive private tour of the stadium.  They went all out with a full buffet of game day food such as Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Cracker Jacks, Salted Pretzels, Shake Shack Burgers and Fries,  and Ice Cream which kept the kids fueled for all the excitement.

I can’t speak for the kids but I was in awe of the whole event.  My favorite part was the private tour where we got to step onto the field, sit in the dugout, check out the private batting cages and even check out the player’s locker rooms with their designer urinals.

All in all it was an amazing day that my family and I won’t ever forget.  Even better, I know those 300 kids won’t forget either.  Seeing a large corporation take an invested interested in the children of New York personally touched my heart.  Years ago, my own father was a member of the Boys and Girls Club.  I’d like to think that being part of such a wonderful organization that helps to bring up the self esteem of underprivileged children like my father once was, helped pave the wave so that I wasn’t a child in need growing up.  It was such a delight watching all the kids running from activity to activity and dancing with the Radio Disney team.  It was hard even getting my own little ones to leave.  Kudos to Citibank for showing these kids truly a Field of Dreams…