Veteran Major Leaguer Mike Napoli turns a phrase into a fund-raising phenomenon
World Series champion and Rangers slugger Mike Napoli is on his third tour of duty with Texas, and the 35-year-old currently sits second on the team with 22 home runs. He spent last season with the American League Champion Cleveland Indians, and crushed 34 long balls and drove in 101 runs, both team highs, as he helped guide the team to a thrilling seven-game World Series versus the Chicago Cubs.
Renown music video and narrative content director Andrew Vallentine to help shine light on high school volunteers
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.
Carlos Carrasco, who grew up in Venezuela, learned to pitch and reached the Major Leagues with the Phillies at age 22, likes to show that if you work hard and pursue your dreams, anything can happen.
The goal the hard-throwing right-hander most recently realized was U.S. citizenship. For months, teammates including Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli peppered him with questions, then last week Carrasco passed the test.
Whether you’ve heard about the Action Team through your friends, social media, on the internet or viewed our PSAs —becoming an Action Team Captain is a rewarding experience worth signing up for.
Many of you may have some questions about the Action Team and how to #JoinOurTeam, but aren’t sure who to ask or how to start a team at your school. As long as you stay committed and have fun with it, starting an Action Team can be easy!
Players Trust’s 2014 Buses for Baseball program launches in Cleveland
Cleveland OH, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Media/Photo Advisory
WHO: John Axford and his Indiansteammates; Approximately 50 children from Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland.
Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland provides children in need a safe place to grow and reach their full potential. Through their programs they support healthy lifestyles, academic success, character-building and leadership development. For more information, please visit http://www.clevekids.org/