As part of Players Trust and Volunteers of America’s Action Team recognition efforts, Brunswick (ME) Action Team Captains recently attended a Boston Red Sox game, including pregame batting practice.
The Brunswick Action Team used their trip to historic Fenway Park as an opportunity to chronicle their activities throughout the school-year by producing their very own Action Team highlight video. And as you’ll see in the video, the Brunswick Action Team sure had a busy and productive year.
Spotlight shines on Action Team® student leaders during National Volunteer Month
NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players will award $2,000 college scholarships to 20 outstanding high school students in recognition of their dedication to community service and tireless efforts to encourage others to get involved with causes they believe in, the Major League Baseball Players Trust announced today. 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.
Max Scherzer told high school volunteers joining the monthly Action Team teleconference that his spirited play and dedication to the game are two traits he models after his former Detroit Tiger teammate, Torii Hunter. These same two traits can be found in Scherzer’s charitable work, too.
The 2013 Players Choice Award American League Outstanding Pitcher, who signed with the Washington Nationals this off-season following four seasons with the Tigers, is anxious to begin his first season with the defending NL East champions.
My name is Margaret Gorman, and I'm an Action Team Captain at H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, Va. I was originally inspired to join the Action Team by my older brother, a former Captain who graduated in 2014. Now, I have been a part of the Action Team for three years. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me and the lessons I’ve learned will stay with me for my entire life.
Watching the Action Team at Queens Vocational High School help conduct an indoor baseball clinic last weekend evoked fond memories for two of the youth volunteer organization’s alumni who attended the event to help shoot a public service announcement.
“Now I’m seeing the direct path from the Action Team to what I am doing today. Everything just comes full circle,” said Neil Kirschling, a former West Deptford Action Team Captain and recent University of Delaware graduate.
This past Saturday, Action Team Captains from Manatee School for the Performing Arts had a special admirer show up for their monthly cleanup activity at Palmetto Park. Ian Desmond, shortstop for the Washington Nationals, and a native of nearby Sarasota, met with the Team Captains to discuss the importance of volunteering and commend them on their efforts and dedication to giving back to their community.
Ryan Flaherty may be known for his play on the baseball diamond, but this past Saturday night he took center ice at Cross Insurance Center for a Portland Pirates American Hockey League game. Ryan, along with two Action Team Captains from Maine high schools, participated in the game’s ceremonial face-off. The puck-drop set the tone for the evening, which was planned by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America to recognize the Portland-area Team Captains for their continuous efforts to serve their community.