SECAUCUS, N.J. - MetroStars players Chris Corcoran, Abbe Ibrahim and Danilo da Silva and Metro the mascot went to The Kids School at United Academy in Newark, N.J., on Tuesday to donate 300 tickets to the MetroStars game on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET vs. D.C. United. During the event, the MetroStars players distributed autographs and pictures along with the tickets. The tickets were courtesy of NJ FamilyCare, a health insurance program from the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
NJ FamilyCare provides quality free or low-cost health insurance for uninsured children and teens 18 and younger. For more information please visit, www.njfamilycare.org.
The Kids School at United Academy is a model school site of Kids Corporation II, a non-profit organization that has operated academic achievement programs for children in the Newark area since 1971. The 100 elementary school children enrolled in the Kids School raise their reading and math scores by an average of one grade level during the summer school and two grade levels during the school year. They also participate in cultural workshops, educational field trips, free healthcare and an environmental science day camp. Kids Corporation II serves more than 4,000 Newark children in various programs each year. For more information, visit Kids Corporation II's website at www.kidscorporation.com.
NJ FamilyCare has teamed up with Kids Corporation II to make certain that all children attending the United Academy are fully insured.