Players Trust & Fox Sports Regional Networks Work Together to Bring Kids to the Game

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Players Trust & Fox Sports Regional Networks Work Together to Bring Kids to the Game

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Friday, June 13, 2014 - 5:30pm

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June 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Since 2000, Major League baseball players have been providing underserved and at-risk youth populations in Major League markets with an unforgettable ballpark experience through their Buses for Baseball program. Since its launch, thousands of children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico have attended Major League games as the personal guests of some of their big league heroes.

Most of these visits take place on the field during batting practice, where the children get to mingle with the players, get autographs, pose for photos and share some laughs. Through Buses for Baseball, a program administered by the Players Trust, the children learn first-hand from the players that with hard work and determination, dreams can come true.

This season, FOX Sports Regional Networks, or, more precisely, FOX Sports Fan Express buses, are joining the players in providing these fun and free trips to a Major League game in six of 15 Buses for Baseball locations.

The FOX Sports Fan Express makes its Buses for Baseball debut on Monday, June 16, when Atlanta Braves players host children from L.E.A.D., a nonprofit organization in Atlanta that uses baseball to motivate at-risk, inner city youth. The Braves-branded Fan Express bus from FOX Sports South will ensure that the children and chaperones from L.E.A.D. arrive to and from the game in style…big league style!

The Players Trust thanks FOX Sports Regional Networks for joining forces with Major Leaguers to help provide hundreds of children with a day they’ll never forget.

Major Leaguers + FOX Sports Regional Networks = Care.Act.Inspire.

The Fan Express and the Players Trust will team up in the following locations:

  • Atlanta Braves – Monday, June 16
  • Tampa Bay Rays – Wednesday, June 18
  • Miami Marlins – Thursday, June 19
  • Los Angeles Angels – Thursday, July 24
  • San Diego Padres – Friday, August 1
  • Cincinnati Reds – Thursday, August 7

For more information about the Buses for Baseball program, please click here.

Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Baseball | Buses for Baseball | Education | Inner City | MLB | MLBPA | MLB Players Trust | Philanthropy | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Youth

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