The New York Mets are the latest Major League Baseball team to bring back Star Wars Night benefiting the Stand Up to Cancer charity. Here's the press release from the Mets' website:
Mets to host Star Warsô night This Monday, July 23 at Citi Field
Pre-Game Photo ops, costume contest, grand prize pass to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando
The New York Mets today announced they are teaming up with Lucasfilm Ltd. to host the second annual Star Wars Night at Citi Field this Monday, July 23 when the Mets host the Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.m.
Tickets are available online at Mets.com/starwars and include an exclusive Mets/Darth Vader t-shirt (see attached) and a $5 donation to Stand Up To Cancer, a movement created to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.
Darth Vader, Jedi and Stormtroopers will be on hand for the night, and fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters for a costume contest with a grand prize of a Four-Day Pass to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, August 23-26.
The costume contest and character appearances begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Bullpen Plaza where there will be a table set up to pick up the exclusive t-shirts for those fans who bought tickets through Mets.com/starwars.
There will also be trivia during the game with Star Wars prizes compliments of Lucasfilm and other sponsors.
Star Wars fans throughout the ballpark will be invited to stand for the bottom of the second inning to raise awareness for Stand Up To Cancer and recognize that in the U.S., cancer claims the life of one person every minute of every day. Major League Baseball is a lead donor of the organization.
About Star Wars Celebration Star Wars fans! Youíre invited to join the party this summer as Star Wars Celebration returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this August 23rd through the 26th. Join fans from around the world and across the galaxy for four days of Star Wars fun for the whole family. Donít miss STAR WARS CELEBRATION VI. Aug 23rd though the 26th!! Tickets available now at www.starwarscelebration.com/Mets. Mets fans receive a 20% discount!
About Stand Up to Cancer Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) -- a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c) (3) charitable organization -- raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C facilitates collaboration among the best and the brightest in the cancer research community. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes through which SU2Cís grantees are selected. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C generates awareness and builds grassroots support for this new approach to ending cancer. For general information, please visit www.su2c.org.
Star Wars Night with the New York Mets Monday, July 23, 2012 7:10PM
Citi Field 126th St. & Roosevelt Ave. Flushing, New York 11368