BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, and their concessions partner HomePlate Catering & Hospitality, teamed up with Sysco Metro New York to provide the community with a pop-up shopping event at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, May 8th.

From the 70 online orders placed, the Somerset Patriots and Sysco Metro New York raised more than $600 to benefit the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

“We are very pleased with the success of this first-time event at the ballpark and its ability to help our community,” said Patrick McVerry, president and CEO of the Patriots.. “Not only did this provide an opportunity for people to get necessary supplies for their homes and businesses, it raised money for those doing incredible things for all of us at RWJBarnabas Health.”

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To adhere to social distancing and safety guidelines, Sysco Metro New York associates wore masks and gloves while they placed the purchased items into the trunks of vehicles when customers arrived at the ballpark.

With the success of the event, the team is already in discussions for future pop-up shopping opportunities at the ballpark with Sysco Metro New York. Open for pickup at Sysco Metro New York in Jersey City: Additional remote locations to be announced on their Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

“Sysco Metro New York was happy to put on an event that supported the community, the Patriots’ loyal fan base, and, most importantly, those doing amazing work at RWJBarnabas Health,” said Steve Harris, vce pesident of Sales.