"WHAT. New York Mets welcome teams from Queens, Long Island, the Bronx, Boston, Chicago and Denver for their ninth annual Wheelchair Softball Tournament. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, more than 100 students with special needs will participate in a softball clinic led by the players.

WHO: More than 100 wheelchair softball players

John Franco, Mets all-time saves leader

Mr. Met

WHERE: Parking Lot A (North Lot at 126th Street and 35th Avenue)

Citi Field

WHEN: Friday, September 25

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Met will appear at the clinic at 11:00 a.m.

John Franco will cheer on the players starting at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 26

Tournament play begins at 9:00 a.m.

Championship game at 12:00 p.m.

NOTE: The Mets are sponsoring two teams in the tournament from Queens and Brookhaven, Long Island. The Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees will also be represented in the two-day event organized by the Wheelchair Sports Federation. Wheelchair Rugby Gold Medalist Nick Springer will play for the Mets team from Queens. Springer won the Gold at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008."

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