15th Annual Swing Into It! Golf Tournament

15th Annual Swing Into It! Golf Tournament

FORMER NEW YORK METS PITCHER NELSON FIGUEROA TO TEE IT UP AT STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN’S 15TH ANNUAL SWING INTO IT! GOLF TOURNAMENT

It will be a day of putts, pars and pitching in to put smiles on the faces of children when golf enthusiasts and supporters of Stepping Stones Museum for Children convene at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, October 4 to celebrate a special milestone.  This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the museum’s Swing Into It! Golf Tournament.  In its fourteen year history, Swing Into It! has raised more than $1.4 million.  Proceeds from the golf event benefit Open Arms, an initiative to ensure that the museum’s play-based learning opportunities and brain-building fun is accessible to ALL members of our community.    

When: October 4, 2018, 12:30 PM  –  6:30 PM

Where: The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, CT

About Special Guest, Former NY Mets Pitcher Nelson Figueroa

Special guest, SNY-TV Studio Analyst and Former New York Mets Pitcher Nelson Figueroa will be present to help Stepping Stones raise money for this important cause.  Currently, Figueroa is a lead studio analyst for Mets pre- and post-game shows, and contributor to SNY's "Mets Hot Stove," "Daily News Live" and SNY.tv.  On the field, the Brooklyn native was drafted by the Mets in the 30th round of the 1995 Major League Draft.  Traded by the Mets to the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998, Figueroa made his Major League Baseball debut as a member of that organization.  He won 20 games for six teams over a nine-year Major League Baseball career that featured stops with the New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros.  Highlights of his baseball career include pitching parts of 2 big league seasons for his hometown New York Mets and being named to the 2013 All-World Baseball Classic Team while pitching for the Puerto Rican national team. Figueroa currently resides in Jersey City, N.J., with his wife and daughter.

About Swing Into It! Golf Tournament

The annual Swing Into It! Golf Tournament directly supports the Open Arms initiative created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children. The unique program ensures that the museum’s educational exhibits and programs are accessible to all audiences regardless of financial, cultural, language or special needs barriers.  Through this inclusive program, children, families and schools are welcome to enjoy the museum’s safe and enriching environment, which nurtures creativity, play and lifelong learning.  In 2018, Stepping Stones looks to serve 75,000 individuals through Open Arms at an operational cost of $750,000.

Join us for a relaxing day of golf and make a positive impact on children and families throughout our community.  Guests can register online at www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/golf or call 203-966-4999.


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