This past weekend, Pampers hosted the “Play Pen to Bull Pen” Father’s Day Event in NYC and we were there! Thanks to Pampers, my family had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend a press conference with special guest, Eli Manning, who would be throwing out the first pitch at the Father’s Day Mets vs. Reds game at Citi Field.
During the conference, Manning talked about how different it will be for him to raise a daughter since he comes from a family of 3 boys, changing diapers, and how he will support his daughter Ava in whatever she endeavors to do. Then came the best part . . . we were able to meet Eli Manning face-to-face and even had a family photo taken with him! Can you say O.M.G.?
We even got an autographed NY Giants hat!
Then we were off to watch the game.
Of course, we all cheered when Manning came onto the field with Ava to throw out the first pitch. I have to give him credit because he had to carry her while throwing the ball and it actually went right over the plate. Play ball!
During the game there were so many wonderful Father’s Day moments. However, what really stood out for me was when they showed special surprise messages from soldiers overseas to the delight of their fathers sitting in the stands. It was such a touching moment for everyone as these proud dads stood to rounds of applause. Of course, there were also Father’s Day wishes from Pampers and Eli Manning himself.
I was a little worried about Kiana not being able to sit still during the game but I think she’s found a new passion. I’m not sure if it was the actual game that she enjoyed, all the fun games and music, or the fact that she could scream as loud as she wanted and nobody cared. All I know is that she was really bummed when it was over.
Being a part of the Pampers Baby Board has brought so many wonderful experiences my way and I am eternally grateful for their generosity and kindness. I mean, they sent us from Hawaii to NYC! I have no idea how I’m going to top this next Father’s Day! Thank you Pampers for this amazing event!
You can join in on the fun, too, by stopping by the Pampers Facebook page and visiting the “Most Valuable Dad” tab for a chance to win exciting prizes for the dads and little sluggers in your life. For more information, visit Pampers or the Pampers Facebook Page.
This post was written for Pampers who provided the complimentary trip and gift bag. I was not required to write this post in exchange for the trip. All opinions are my own.
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.