NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- An annual tradition continued at Citi Field Wednesday night.
Former New York Met Rusty Staub played host to more than 800 family members and supporters of uniformed personnel who have died in the line of duty.
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As 1010 WINS' Holli Haerr reported, the daughter of William Rivera, a police officer who died in the line of duty 10 years ago, was one of the children who got to throw out the first pitch at the Mets game.
Tenth-grader Amanda Rivera, of Queens, was excited but said she wasn't nervous before hand.
"It's so exciting. (Haerr: Have you been practicing for this?) No I have not (laughs) I only got two days notice," Rivera said.
No practice? No problem, Rivera did just fine.
This was all part of the 31st annual picnic and Mets game for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.
Organizers said they want to show families they haven't been forgotten.
And Rivera got to continue a tradition started by her late father Officer William Rivera.
"My dad was a Mets fan, I was born to be a Mets fan," she said.
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