The Brooklyn Cyclones kicked off their summer season with a cool gesture, wearing uniforms honoring New York victims of Superstorm Sandy. SI Live reported that the uniforms, which normally bear the player’s names, instead bore the names of many of the local communities including Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Breezy Point, and Oceanside, devastated by Sandy.
The display of the uniforms is actually part of the Cyclones’ greater effort to give back to the area as it struggles to recover from Sandy. Every Monday this season will be known as “Meaningful Mondays.” Three dollars of every ticket sold on Mondays will be donated to various local charities and highlight different neighborhood groups. Here is a list of the upcoming Meaningful Monday events.
- Monday, July 1 – Coney Island Night to benefit ConeyRecovers.org.
- Monday, July 8 – Gerritsen Beach / Sheepshead Bay Night to benefit Gerritsen Cares.
- Monday, July 22 – Nassau County Night to benefit the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund.
- Monday, July 29 – Red Hook Night to benefit the Red Hook Initiative.
- Monday, August 19 – Staten Island Night to benefit The Stephen Siller Foundation.
- Monday, August 26 – Breezy Point / Rockaway Night to benefit The Graybeards.
You also have a chance to grab one of the cool uniforms that honor Sandy victims as the Cyclones will be raffling them off for charity as the season progresses. Great stuff by the Cyclonesm and if you want more information on the “Meaningful Mondays” events you can click here.