Sebastian Altilio, a junior in the Stillman School of Business, is interning this summer in the NY Mets' community outreach department after being selected as the first recipient of the James R. Plummer memorial scholarship internship.
"I was born in New York where I was raised as a die-hard Mets fan and have always dreamed of working for my favorite baseball team, the New York Mets," said Altilio. "I consider myself to be privileged and I am honored and excited about working this summer at Citi Field, the new home of the Mets."
Altilio, a sport management major, has always had a love of baseball. Even as a student at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, he played three years of Varsity baseball. Altilio will intern with the Mets over the summer and will also receive a scholarship when he returns to Seton Hall this fall to begin his senior year.
About the James R. Plummer Memorial Scholarship Internship
The James R. Plummer Memorial Scholarship Internship is an annual scholarship funded by the Mets Foundation. The award is dedicated to perpetuating and advancing the legacy of 47-year Mets employee, James Plummer. Affectionately known as "Plum," he passed away last June following years of a courageous battle with numerous health challenges. Plummer was known for his kindness, love of the game, and community service.
The scholarship internship will be awarded each year to a deserving student with an interest in baseball and a commitment to community service.
"Plummer was a very special person and this award means a great deal to the family and the Mets," said Jay Horwitz, vice president of media relations for the Mets. "We are all impressed with Sebastian's character and career goals and are pleased that he is joining us for the summer."
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