The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund celebrated its 30th Annual Game and Family Day at Citi Field on Wednesday.
Children of fallen first-responders threw out the first pitch at yesterday's game.
The non-profit raises money for the families of first-responders who have been killed in the line of duty. Organizers say they aim to provide support for the families.
"It's also the human connection that we provide that makes a big difference. And they're just part of an expanding family,” said Stephen Dannhauser, chair of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.
"It's amazing,” said Kieran Halloran, who lost his father on 9/11. “First, just to know that these people have our backs and that there are people who do, who care about us and remember us and are still looking after us, after all of these years."
The benefit fund was founded by former Mets player Rusty Staub in 1985. The group has raised nearly $130 million.