Mets legend John Franco cuts the ribbon at a revitalized Hurricane Sandy-affected playground area, funded by Citi, at the Shorefront Y in Brighton Beach. Franco is joined by Shorefront Y Executive Director Sue Fox (center) and Citi Senior Vice President Jill Kelly (right)
Citi, the New York Mets and the Mets Alumni Association presented by Citi hosted an unveiling of a new outdoor playground at the Shorefront Y, a United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) member, Monday in Brighton Beach, a continuing effort to help the New York/ New Jersey area following the devastation from Superstorm Sandy.
Mets Hall-of-Famer and New York native John Franco was on-hand for the event, as well as Citi representatives and over 250 YMCA children to celebrate the addition to a facility that supports over 3,000 children annually.
Citi provided funding for renovations to the playground area’s sinking concrete structure, installation of fencing, repairing cracks near and around the tennis court area and replacing...