Mets Announce partnership with Child Abuse Prevention Services To Combat Bullying

The New York Mets today announced a partnership with Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) on a campaign to prevent bullying in recognition of October's Bullying Prevention Awareness month.

The Mets and CAPS will work together on the following initiatives:

  • Jacob deGrom and Michael Cuddyer will be featured in a 30-second PSA for CAPS's classroom based training, which will be posted on social media, shown at Citi Field and distributed for airing on local cable stations.
  • The two players also created a longer video to talk about bullying and helpful strategies, which will be used in CAPS's classroom training and posted on social media.
  • CAPS will hold a contest for high school students to develop and implement a bully prevention activity. The winners will come to Citi Field to meet Mets players, watch batting practice on the field and be recognized in a pre-game ceremony.
  • Mr. Met will participate in the recognition of a Long Island middle school that is actively working to prevent bullying in November.

The Mets and CAPS will also work on additional opportunities throughout the year to encourage students to Strike Out Bullying.

About Child Abuse Prevention Services

Long Island-based non-profit dedicated to the prevention of bullying, child abuse and neglect, and the only volunteer organization that works directly with children and youth in New York's Nassau and Suffolk elementary, middle and high schools. Formed in 1982, it relies on grants and private donations. CAPS implements its anti-bullying initiatives through classroom based presentations, peer-to-peer assistance through Students United For Safe Schools (SUSS) anti-bullying leadership team and a help line for students and educators.