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Mets host Star Wars night on July 23

Fans of the Star Wars series and the Mets should break out their lightsabers, and mark their calendars for July 23, as the franchise once again teams with Lucasfilm, Ltd.in hosting the second annual Star Wars Night at Citi Field.

Those fans purchasing tickets through Mets.com/starwars will get this exclusive shirt.

New York will be taking on National League East rival the Washington Nationals on that day and fans can purchase tickets for the event can do so at

www.Mets.com/starwars

Those purchasing tickets will also receive an exclusive Darth Vader t-shirt. There will also be a $5 donation made to Stand Up To Cancer, which is a movement created to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly.

Expected to be on hand for Star Wars night will be Darth Vader, fans can also expect to see the Jedi and Stormtroopers on that night.  Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character, as there will be a costume contest at Citi Field.

The grand prize for best costume is a Four Day pass to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida from August 23-26. The costume and character appearances begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Bullpen Plaza, where there will be a table to pick up the exclusive t-shirts for fans who bought tickets through Mets.com/starwars.

All fans will be invited to Stand Up to Cancer in the bottom of the second inning, in helping to raise awareness for the disease that claims one person every minute of every day.

For those interested in learning more about Stand Up to Cancer feel free to click on the link below:

http://www.standup2cancer.org/

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