The 2019 Golf Tournament and Gala were a huge success. To receive information about next year’s event, to be held on October 16, 2020 – please provide your email address.
THE NEW YORK METS are partnering with their own Cleon Jones to bring you the Cleon Jones Charity Golf Tournament & Gala
The Cleon Jones Golf Tournament to be held on October 16, 2019 at Heron Lakes Country Club in Mobile, Alabama will be a reunion in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the 1969 New York Mets World Series Team.
All funds raised from the tournament will be used to refurbish and build affordable homes, combat blight, and provide positive youth programs for the Africatown community.
Located three miles from downtown Mobile, Africatown is believed to be the first settlement of African-owned land in the country. It was founded, in part, by Africans who were transported to the United States in the last known illegal shipment of people to the US.
Mr. Cleon Jones and his wife returned home to Africatown more than 40 years ago to raise their family in the community they love.
Our mission is to see it prosper for future generations and with your support, we can achieve this together.
For much of the 1960s, the Mets had garnered a reputation for their frequent losses, suffering a record 120 defeats in their debut year of 1962. In their first six years they lost an average of 108 games. So to think that such a team would eventually come together and make baseball history less than a decade later, was a crazy idea. Yet, that’s exactly what happened!By 1967 the Mets had accrued new talent focused on garnering wins for the team. They began winning more games and would soon rise to the national level.On a seemingly unstoppable streak, the underdog Mets launched themselves into the 1969 World Series and the history books when against all odds, they miraculously won.New York Mets left fielder Cleon Jones catches Dave Johnson’s fly ball to record the final out of the 1969 World Series. The New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5 to 3 in Game Five, taking the series 4 to 1.