Major Leaguers Join Area Action Team Captains for Fall Clean-Up in Philadelphia

Sep 14, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Summary: 

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

Press Release

September 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Players and high school volunteers to help refurbish and spruce up outside areas and host games and activities for residents of Volunteers of America’s Integrated Services Supporting Independence (ISSI) Program in Philadelphia, PA.

WHO:              

Major Leaguers Jerad Eickoff, Tommy Joseph and Adam Morgan of the Philadelphia Phillies; More than 50 high school students from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia involved in the Action Team national youth volunteer program.

WHAT:          

With school now in session, the Action Team national youth volunteer program is hosting its first regional service project of the 2016-17 school-year.  The event and location were selected to provide Action Team Captains from different high schools and locations along the east coast and Major Leaguers from the Philadelphia Phillies with an opportunity to come together for a common cause – to lend a hand to those in need.

The Volunteers of America’s Integrated Services Supporting Independence (ISSI) Program is a 14-bed residential behavioral health program for adults coping with mental illness.

The Action Team national youth volunteer program was created and is administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America.  Through the Action Team, Major Leaguers and high school students are working together to train and inspire the next generation of volunteers.

Since the Action Team program launched in 2003, more than 91,000 high school students have volunteered to help over 280,000 people in need.

There are presently 100 high schools from 30 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, participating in the Action Team program.  For more information, please visit www.ActionTeam.org

WHEN:          

Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00pm (Players scheduled to arrive by noon.)

WHERE:        

2601 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Contacts:      

Greg Bouris, MLBPA Communications (On site) 212/826-0808 (office); 516/510-3112 (cell); gbouris@mlbpa.org 
Tanisha Smith, Volunteers of America (On site); 202/264-0960 (cell); tansmith@voa.org