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Major Leaguer Hector Santiago Shares His Passion for Volunteering with Action Team Captains

2017-18 Action Team conference call series debuts with veteran pitcher calling in from Puerto Rico
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As the baseball season nears its end, the Action Team national youth volunteer program's season is just getting underway. With the new school year beginning, the Action Team program hosted its first nationwide conference call for Captains and Ambassadors on October 12.

Joining high school student volunteers from around the country on the call was current major leaguer Hector Santiago.

Santiago, a left-handed pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, called in from Puerto Rico where he is actively lending a hand in hurricane relief efforts.

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Hector Santiago to Join Action Team's First Teleconference of the School Year

National Youth Volunteer Program Teleconference Series Connects Teen Volunteers from Across the Country
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The Action Team national youth volunteer program will host its first teleconference of the 2017-18 school year on Thursday, October 12 (9:00 PM ET), when Hector Santiago of the Minnesota Twins joins Action Team Captains from Brunswick (ME) High School as special guests.

Once again, legendary broadcaster George Grande will host the conference call, which is open to all high school Action Team Captains, Ambassadors and adult Coordinators from across the country.

School’s in Session & Hundreds of High School Action Team Captains Are Set to Embark on Another Year of Helping Their Neighbors in Need

High School Students and Major Leaguers are Training and Inspiring the Next Generation of Volunteers
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Now that Labor Day has come and gone, hundreds of Action Teams of student volunteers from high schools across the country are gearing up for another year of teaming with Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers.

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

Action Team National Youth Volunteer Program Unveils New TV PSA During MLB All-Star Game on Fox

:30 PSA features Major Leaguers Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier, Lonnie Chisenhall and Action Team Captains from Cleveland and Tampa
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The Action Team national youth volunteer program, created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers, debuted its latest TV PSA on FOX during the broadcast of the 88th annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game.  The PSA, titled, Difference Makers, includes Major Leaguers Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier, Lonnie Chisenhall and high school Action Team Captains, Rachel Duke of Cleveland and

Conejo Valley, California High Schoolers are on the Run for Local Kids

Action Team Captains are making a difference in their California community
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The Westlake Action Team is living up to its name based on the student volunteers’ whirlwind of activity in Conejo Valley, Calif. and surrounding communities during its first two years of existence.

On Thursday, June 15, Westlake held its second annual “Action Run,” a 5K race at Conejo Creek Park to support youth from Area Housing of Ventura Country, a housing facility for low-income families that in addition to less expensive rent also provides activities and educational programs for their children.

Coming Soon: “A Day in the Life of an Action Team Captain”

Renown music video and narrative content director Andrew Vallentine to help shine light on high school volunteers
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Hundreds of high school students from Maine to Maui are helping Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America train and inspire the next generation of volunteers through the Action Team national youth volunteer program.  These teens – Action Team Captains – in turn, plan, organize and participate in volunteer activities of their choosing that support causes important to their individual communities.

Chicago White Sox Infielder Todd Frazier Heaps Praise on High School Volunteers

Frazier joins Action Team Captains on Their Final National Conference Call of the School Year
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On Wednesday April 26, the Action Team hosted its third and final national conference call of the school year. Once again, the Action Team’s very own “iron man” and longtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster George Grande hosted the call – something he has done for every one of these calls since they began in 2009. Joining George was Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier, who was excited to be joining in the call to help celebrate National Volunteer Week, ( April 23-29.)

Volunteer Recognition Week - Major Leaguers Honor Action Team Captains with College Scholarships

Major Leaguers Celebrate National Volunteer Week by Awarding College Scholarships to Action Team Captains from 11 Different States
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NEW YORK, NY, April 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players will award $2,000 college scholarships to 20 high school students who have demonstrated their dedication to community service and determination to encourage others to get involved with causes they believe in, it was announced today by the Major League Baseball Players Trust.  Each scholarship recipient is a member of the Action Team® national youth volunteer program created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America.

Action Team PSA Campaign Sets Distribution Record

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There’s no doubt word is getting out about the great work Action Team student volunteers are doing in communities across the country.

It was recently announced that one of the Action Team’s national TV and radio public service announcement (PSA) campaigns -- titled ‘Are You In?’ -- established a new Goodwill Communications distribution record for national campaigns. 

Jose Bautista, Drew Hutchison, Jake McGee and Ryan Weber Work with Local Action Team teens

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José Bautista, Drew Hutchison, Jake McGee and Ryan Weber joined more than 40 student volunteers from the Tampa-St. Petersburg area on Saturday (Nov. 19) to assemble "hygiene kits" for the area's homeless population this winter.

The players and Action Team Captains from George Steinbrenner High School, King High School and Manatee School for the Arts assembled the kits at Volunteers of America's Kaylee Bay Village in Tampa, which is a housing complex for veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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