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COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER TO HONOR MIRACLE METS ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR 1969 WORLD SERIES VICTORY
YONKERS, NY (March 25, 2019) — Westchester County Executive George Latimer and other local officials will honor a group of 1969 New York Met’s players to commemorate the team’s 50th anniversary of their legendary World Series victory. The ceremony will take place on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:00 am at Stew Leonard’s, One Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, NY. Thousands of fans are expected to attend. Next week is the start of baseball season. The 1969 Miracle Mets are considered one of the most famous sports teams in history. This is the first 50th-anniversary event taking place honoring the historic team in New York.
Stew Leonard, Jr., president and CEO of family owned and operated Stew Leonard’s, will join the former players, fans and customers to announce that the store’s Wishing Well will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association in tribute of legendary Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, who was recently diagnosed with Dementia. This also marks the 50th Anniversary of the iconic farm fresh food store Stew Leonard’s. Stew Leonard’s Wishing Wells at their Westchester, Long Island and Norwalk, Conn. locations will also collect money for Alzheimer’s research. Both former Mets Bud Harrelson and Tom Seaver have dementia and over 60 to 70 percent causes of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.
The County of Westchester is also honoring Stew Leonard’s supermarket which started five decades ago as a small dairy store. Stew Leonard’s grocery store has been listed as the world’s largest dairy store by the Guinness Book of World Records.
WHEN: Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:00 am
WHERE: Stew Leonard’s, One Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, NY
Meghan Bell, (203) 948-7374
Director of Public Relations