Chicago Cubs all-star supports cause to honor a friend injured during a baseball game
Players Weekend, when Major Leaguers are permitted to wear nicknames on their jerseys and customize their equipment, provides a great opportunity for Cubs superstar Kris Bryant to pay homage to the three cities he’s called home as well as to a friend who inspired his charitable efforts toward funding research projects to help find cures for spinal cord injuries.
Contreras goes to bat for Illinois special needs athletes
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras found himself on quite the ride in 2016 – catching for the eventual World Series Champions, being part of a fun, and energetic clubhouse, and learning more about his position from a seasoned veteran in David Ross! Sounds like the perfect way to begin a career. He was a jack-of-all-trades for the Cubs in 2016, making appearances in left field and first base in addition to his duties behind the plate.
Lester, a cancer survivor, goes to bat for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jon Lester, has built quite the résumé through his first decade-plus in the majors, helping to win two World Series with the Boston Red Sox and adding another last year with the Cubs. Jon has also made four All-Star appearances, won an NLCS MVP award and a Babe Ruth Award, and has even pitched a no-hitter.
These six placed on 2016 Players Choice Awards ballots for league-wide player voting on Tuesday, September 20
NEW YORK, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of baseball fans participated in an Internet poll on www.MLBPlayers.combetween September 13 and 18 to determine which players inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.
LEMONT, Ill., August 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Petroleum Corporation is taking 200 local students out to the ballgame for CITGO Day at Wrigley Field as part of the CITGO Lemont Refinery’s 90th anniversary celebration. These students will be CITGO special guests for the 7:05pm Cubs game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, August 31, with each child receiving a commemorative t-shirt and Cubs dollars for snacks. All Cubs fans attending the game have the chance to join in on the fun: the first 10,000 fans will receive Cubs player decals presented by CITGO.
In a pre-game ceremony Sunday afternoon, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant received a prestigious Players Choice Award as the 2015 NL Outstanding Rookie. Selected in a secret ballot of all National League players in recognition of his exceptional season, Bryant received his Players Choice Award from teammate Jake Arrieta.
In recognition of his outstanding performance in 2015, the Major League Baseball Players Trust will provide a charitable contribution of $20,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project as personally selected by Bryant.
Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Japan Society announced it will host a press event in Tokyo to highlight the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s contribution to the Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund (JERF), and ongoing recovery work the fund supports.