A joyous fusion of camaraderie, kinship, and team spirit came together at HITN’s highly anticipated annual summer rendezvous hosted at the Citi Field.
Dedicated members of the HITN family converged to revel in an afternoon infused with the spirit of baseball, as they gathered to witness the clash between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the beloved hometown favorites, the New York Mets.
Early birds to the event were bestowed with an extraordinary privilege—the sight of Major Jeanette Nieves Ayala, an esteemed guest, gracing the occasion by throwing the ceremonial first pitch. This humble gesture served as an homage to her remarkable career spanning an impressive 33 years within the US Army and Army Reserves. Her contributions included a deployment to Iraq as part of the 42nd Infantry Division, where she played a pivotal role in the support of Operation Iraqi Freedom—a testament to her spirit and dedication.
The afternoon unfolded in splendid camaraderie as attendees luxuriated in the comfort of the stadium suites. As the game progressed on the field, the collective enthusiasm reached a crescendo. The collective spirits were fueled not just by the electrifying on-field action, but by an array of classic baseball fare—a delectable buffet featuring the quintessential hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream.
All were jubilant as the hometown Mets clinched an impressive 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. These cherished events, meticulously curated by HITN, are more than festivities; they are an integral part of the organization’s ethos, designed to breathe new life into the collective morale of the HITN family. Beyond the realm of boardroom exchanges and everyday work, these occasions offer a avenue for fostering deeper connections—bridging the chasm between colleagues and acquaintances, transforming them into a veritable extended family.