The New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) hit another home run at its annual baseball event when the New York Mets took on the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 16. With a 3-2 victory over the Canadian competitors the Mets further secured its first place position in the National League to the delight of the 50 attendees. “This event is a great way to bring your kids to the ballpark in the luxurious Empire Party Suite, and reconnect with fellow operators,” said Mike Benmosche, event coordinator. “We’ve been doing this for many years now, thanks to the help of Stuart Rosenberg and his connections, and every year it’s a great event.”
Mookey Wilson 2An added bonus to an air-conditioned suite stocked with plenty of ballpark food was a visit from Mr. Met, the team’s mascot, and Met legend William Hayward “Mookey” Wilson. Wilson, a former Major League Baseball outfielder and coach best remembered as the Met that hit the ground ball that trickled through Bill Buckner’s legs in the bottom of the 10th inning of game six of the 1986 World Series, stopped by for a photo op with NYSCWA attendees and their children. Wilson was enshrined in the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1996. “That was so great to see and meet Mookie,” said Benmosche. “It was a real treat for anyone who loves the Mets.”

A special thanks to the following event sponsors: Batting Practice SponsorMicrologic Associates; Grand Slam Sponsor Innovative Control Systems; Home Run Sponsor Simoniz USA; Triple Play Sponsor Carwash Insurance Program by McNeil & Co.; and Ball Park Frank Sponsor ZEP Vehicle Care.

The association’s next event is its Fall Membership Meeting, October 29, at the Thayer Hotel at West Point. This event will include a carwash tour and educational program. To register visit our event web page or call 800/287-6604.