Major Leaguers In The Community

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Major Leaguers In The Community

Major Leaguers In The Community highlights the individual philanthropy efforts of Major League Baseball players, as well as their personal charities and charities they support.

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Major Leaguers & Our Children’s Vision Give the Gift of Sight
On a beautiful fall day in Gary, IN, a pair of former Major League baseball players returned to their roots bearing the gift of vision.  Northwest Indiana natives, LaTroy Hawkins and Kenny Lofton represented all Major Leaguers, when they participated in a free World Sight Day (October 13, 2016) vision event co-hosted by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and the Sydney, Australia...
Oct 18, 2016 1:30 PM ET
Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness
NEW YORK, October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Baseball and kids are a classic combination, but what happens when those kids struggle to see? When they can’t see clearly enough to catch a fly ball, connect with a pitch, or read the scoreboard? But it isn’t just about their performance on the field, children with uncorrected vision are hindered in the classroom and in every aspect of...
Oct 4, 2016 11:15 AM ET
Major Leaguers Provide Funds From Players Trust to Help Houston Area Little Leaguers Return to the Diamond
NEW YORK, September 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - When floods ravaged the Houston, TX area this past spring, the Players Trust stepped to the plate with an $18,000 grant to help get two area Little Leagues back on the field.  The grant funded the purchase and distribution of new equipment to ensure that 600 youth from West Oaks and Bear Creek Little Leagues would be able to take the field by the...
Sep 21, 2016 3:30 PM ET
Major Leaguers Join Area Action Team Captains for Fall Clean-Up in Philadelphia
Major Leaguers Jerad Eickoff, Tommy Joseph and Adam Morgan to join Action Team Captains from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia in Philadelphia for fall clean-up at Volunteers of America resident facility
Sep 14, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Jason Motte: The Man Behind Baseball’s Strike Out Cancer Effort
Jason Motte provides relief both on and off the field. As September begins Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the 34-year-old right-hander will play an even bigger role than his usual place in the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen. Because of his dogged determination, Friday, September 2 will be Strike Out Cancer Day in Major League ballparks, as Motte and 30 other supporting Major...
Aug 31, 2016 1:15 PM ET