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Special Delivery: Anthony Swarzak and Cypress Bay Action Team Captains Deliver Toys to Chris Evert Children’s Hospital

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The old adage that charity begins at home came to life last Friday, when Major Leaguer Anthony Swarzak returned to the hospital of his birth with Action Team Captains to deliver gifts to those children unfortunate to be hospitalized during the holidays.

More than 30 Action Team Captains from Cypress Bay High School joined Swarzak in making some extra special deliveries at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale.

Wesley Wright Shares Passion for Service with Action Team Captains

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It was an evening for reminiscing, when Major Leaguer Wesley Wright was reunited with New Hope Academy Action Team Captains on the final Conference Call of the 2014 calendar year.

On December 12, just days before the conference call, Wesley joined teens and adults coordinators from Prattville, Alabama’s New Hope Academy, one of the newest Action Teams, during a holiday senior luncheon and dance party for residents at the nearby Gillespie Senior Center.

High School Volunteers Get In On The ”Action”

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Between homework, sports, club activities, part-time jobs and other after-school obligations, high school is a busy time in a young person’s life. So it’s not surprising that students take their free time very seriously.

Yet, every year thousands of these busy teens dedicate a portion of that valuable free time to give back to their communities under a nationwide program established in partnership by Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America. These students make up the Action Team.

Action Team Blog Series: How the Action Team Experience has Shaped my future Goals

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I am currently a senior at my school and have been an active member of the Action Team since freshman year. My role as a captain is to plan and organize community service events for students and we do so almost every weekend. 
 
Our school’s efforts include feeding the homeless, working at a food bank and distributing groceries to elderly low-income senior citizens. I also encourage other members of my community to become involved in serving those in need. 
 

Alabama Players Help Newest Action Team School Hit the Ground “Running And Dancing”

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This past weekend, Major Leaguers and Action Team Captains in Alabama joined forces in support of two local community projects, when players Wesley Wright and Austin Adams  and teen Captains  from New Hope Academy to provide holiday cheer for senior citizens and volunteer support for a 5 Reindeer Fun Run in Prattville.

Action Teams Continue to Spread Cheer this Holiday Season

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As the holiday season unfolds, hundreds of Action Team Captains around the country continue to touch lives around them through their selfless giving—and they’re having fun doing it!

Coast to Coast, Action Team Captains are Giving Back this Holiday Season

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Last weekend marked the beginning of a busy holiday season for Action Team Captains across the United States. Staying true to the nature of Thanksgiving, our Captains were hard at work giving back to those in need.
 

Action Team Blog Series: Small Acts of Kindness go a Long Way

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My name is Jackson and I am an Action Team Captain at Brunswick High School in Maine.
 
At the end of October, our Action Team participated in a fall clean up at Peaks Island to help some wonderful women of the VOA Fay Garman Home prepare their garden for the harsh winter ahead.
 

Action Team: Throwback Thursday Edition

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Each year an increasing number of high school students across the U.S. are joining the Action Team national youth volunteer program.  When they join the Action Team, they’re joining a team that’s 50,000 strong, and one that includes Major League baseball players and students from Maine to Maui and points in between.  
 

Action Team Blog Series: Organizing Your own Event? Networking is Key

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I am an Action Team Captain at the Manatee School for Performing Arts, and in October I was given the opportunity to organize my own event.
 
I decided to organize a Halloween party called “Food for the Souls” that would also serve as a canned food drive. Instead of charging money for admission, food and beverages, games and haunted house passes, the currency was canned food items.
 
The event was funded completely through generous donations from local businesses around our community.
 

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