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MLBPA Celebrates West Baltimore's Youth Baseball Tradition

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The Major League Baseball Players Association led a group of active and former Major Leaguers to West Baltimore on Saturday, June 13, 2015, to celebrate and honor James Mosher Baseball, a predominantly African-American youth baseball league that has served the troubled neighborhood for more than 50 years.  Joining MLBPA Executive Director and former Major League All-Star, Tony Clark, were Hall of Famer, Frank Robinson, current Orioles Adam Jones and Delmon Young, and former big leaguers Eric Davis, Jeffrey Hammonds and Wayne Kirby.

Players Join Action Team Captains to Provide Facelift for Low-Income Playground

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Nationals players Aaron Barrett, Craig Stammen and Michael Taylor joined Action Team high school volunteers this week to give a fresh coat of paint to a playground that serves an apartment complex for low-income families.

More than 80 kids live at the Eastern Avenue Apartments, an 88-unit complex for low-income families that is operated by Volunteers of America’s Chesapeake affiliate. While the paint was drying, the players and Action Team Captains joined the kids in games of wiffle ball, basketball and jump rope. 

Frisco Roughriders and Carnival Cruise Line Host 'Kids Day' Event for Local Youth

500 Underserved Children Enjoy Memorable Day of Fun
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MIAMI, June 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Cruise Line, Texas’ number one cruise operator, and the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, hosted a special day of fun, food and baseball this weekend at Dr Pepper Ballpark for 500 children and their families from across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The second annual “Carnival Kids Day” was part of the cruise line’s multi-year partnership with the ‘Riders.

“Citi Call-Ups” Will Bring One Local New York Restaurant up to the Big Leagues to Dish Out Cuisine at Citi Field

Fan Voting to Determine Restaurant Taking Over a Citi Field Concession Starting Friday, June 26th
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NEW YORK, May 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Citi announced today the launch of the Citi Call-Ups program, which will present a local New York restaurant with the opportunity to showcase its cuisine at Citi Field during the second half of the 2015 New York Mets season. Now in the initiative’s second season, Citi has nominated four independently-owned local neighborhood restaurants to be voted on by fans – with the winning business to be featured alongside some of New York’s premier culinary all-stars.

Major Leaguers & Players Trust Bring City Clinics to Harlem and NYC School for Autistic Kids

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Six Yankees players -- Chris Martin, Andrew Miller, John Ryan Murphy, Alex Rodriguez, Chasen Shreve and Chase Whitley – converged at the Harlem RBI field in New York on Friday as the Players Trust hosted a heartfelt City Clinic for more than 50 kids from the NYC Autism Charter School.

The players gave more cheers and high fives than hard instruction as the autistic kids demonstrated their baseball skills and home run trots in front of happy crowd of parents, teachers and supporters.

Humana and CBS EcoMedia Join Forces to Renovate Athletic Fields at Chicago's Ridge Park

Community Leaders Celebrate in Special Ceremony During Weekend Games
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CHICAGO, April 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to support community health and revive a local play space for residents, Humana teamed up with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to fund renovations to the athletic fields at Ridge Park, operated by the Chicago Park District. Renovations began in the fall of 2014 and were completed in the spring of 2015.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: John Ertl

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John Ertl believes he shares some of the characteristics that made Michael Weiner one of the great labor leaders of his time. 

“Its empathy is what it really boils down to,” Ertl said. “Being able to see one self and see the larger picture and understand the importance of fighting for something that’s worthwhile.”

One of five recipients of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, Ertl, like Weiner, is driven by compassion for working people and a passion for advocating for their rights.

Michael Cuddyer Announces Home Runs for Humanity Challenge

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Michael Cuddyer will donate $250 to Montero Medical Missions for each home run he hits in 2015 and invites fans to join the cause.

The Mets left fielder, a member of the Montero Medical Mission’s international advisory board, announced the initiative at a fundraising event this past fall.

Steven Souza Inspires Action Team Captains in Monthly Conference Call

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With Spring Training finally sprung, Steven Souza used February’s monthly Action Team Conference Call to share his 2014 highlights and excitement for a new season.

But when the Mariners’ outfielder joined over 20 Action Team Captains from coast to coast the main topic on everyone’s minds was Souza’s no hitter-saving catch last September.

Action Team February 2015 Newsletter

Each month the Action Team Newsletter highlights the Action Team Captains and their combined efforts to give back to their communities
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