LGBT Network President and CEO David Kilmnick, along with thousands of LGBT advocates celebrated the fourth annual LGBT Pride Night with the New York Mets and Major League Baseball on Saturday, Aug. 10, where the Mets defeated the rival Washington Nationals by a score of 4-3. Proceeds from Pride Night at Citi Field supports the LGBT Network’s anti-bullying programs in over 300 Long Island and NYC schools.
Kilmnick was joined on the field by Mets legend Mookie Wilson and Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field. The following statement was released by LGBT Network President and CEO David Kilmnick:
“LGBT Network’s Pride Night with the Mets is more than just one night at the ballpark. The annual event displays LGBT Pride outside the ballpark with entertainment and inside the ballpark with special pregame ceremonies and scoreboard lit up in rainbow throughout the game,” said Kilmnick. “It sends a message to all baseball fans that the Mets are committed to making sure Citi Field is safe place for LGBT fans and the ongoing partnership with the LGBT Network ensures more youth in our schools will be safe throughout the year. With thousands turning out to support the LGBT Network and our anti-bullying initiatives, we are proud of the support we received from the Mets organization and Major League Baseball. We thank all those who turned out to the amazin’ Mets win against the Nationals and will be cheering the team on this season as we continue the march to the playoffs.”
Submitted by the LGBT Network.