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Jason Motte: The Man Behind Baseball’s Strike Out Cancer Effort

Veteran reliever delivers pitch on behalf of children with cancer
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Jason Motte provides relief both on and off the field.

As September begins Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the 34-year-old right-hander will play an even bigger role than his usual place in the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen.

Jackie Bradley Jr., Craig Kimbrel, Matt Barnes and Teammates Share Field with Special Olympics and Nashoba Learning Group Athletes in Boston

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Players from the Red Sox and Rockies helped kids from Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Nashoba Learning Group enjoy a day on the ball field on Wednesday.

Matt Barnes, Craig Kimbrel and Travis Shaw of the Red Sox and Jake McGee and Justin Miller of the visiting Rockies headlined a Players Trust City Clinics event at the Tufts University field for nearly 100 participants from Nashoba Learning Group, which provides individualized education, training and intervention services for students with autism.

Jackie Bradley Jr., Craig Kimbrel, Matt Barnes and Teammates Share Field with Special Olympics and Nashoba Learning Group Athletes in Boston

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Players from the Red Sox and Rockies helped kids from Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Nashoba Learning Group enjoy a day on the ball field on Wednesday.

Matt Barnes, Craig Kimbrel and Travis Shaw of the Red Sox and Jake McGee and Justin Miller of the visiting Rockies headlined a Players Trust City Clinics event at the Tufts University field for nearly 100 participants from Nashoba Learning Group, which provides individualized education, training and intervention services for students with autism.

Adam Ottavino and Steven Souza, Jr. Help Players Trust Brighten Birthdays

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Adam Ottavino and Steven Souza, Jr. made appearances this month at birthday parties that Volunteers of America and the Players Trust hold for disadvantaged kids living in VOA facilities for low-income, transitional and homeless people.

This was the first year that the Players Trust has funded VOA’s Brightening Birthdays program, which provide children, regardless of socioeconomic background and living situation, an opportunity to celebrate their birthdays like other kids.

Adam Ottavino Shares Community Service Thoughts With Action Team Captains

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Adam Ottavino, pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, recently joined the first Action Team conference call of the 2015-2016 school-year.  He spoke about the importance of leadership and community to more than 30 Action Team Captains from high schools across the country. The Greenwood High School Action Team of Bowling Green, Kentucky joined Adam as the featured high school on the call.

Water's Life-Giving Force

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The swollen rivers are a telltale sign that spring has come to the Colorado Rockies. As the cold chill of winter reluctantly loosens its grip on the high country, milder weather moves in, resurrecting the landscape’s vitality that had been dormant during the darker months.

LaTroy Hawkins and Action Team Captains From Denver Host Graduation for Homeless Youth

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DENVER – When 13 young people graduated from a Volunteers of America program that strives to equip homeless youth with the skills they’ll need to be self-sufficient, Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins and 14 local high school volunteers from the Action Team national youth volunteer program were there to celebrate their achievement.

Major League Baseball Players LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs Grocery Shop in Support of Live Below the Line Challenge

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NEW YORK, NY, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – In a video released today by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, Major Leaguers LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs of the Colorado Rockies are featured grocery shopping on a budget of $15.00 in support of the upcoming Live Below the Line challenge. 

To view the video, please click here.

Rockies and Padres Players Help Launch 2014-15 Action Team Program

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On Saturday, September 6, the 2014-15 Action Team program officially got underway when more than 50 high school students from the Denver, Colorado area came together at a downtown hotel to attend one of two regional training sessions. The second training session will be held in New York’s Citi Field on Saturday, September 13.
 

Major League Baseball Players Award $165,250 in Grants to Volunteers of America Programs Nationwide Serving Those in Need

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Denver, CO, June 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Major League baseball player LaTroy Hawkins of the Colorado Rockies presented $150,000 in grants from the Major League Baseball Players Trust to seven Volunteers of America programs that further the organization’s mission to strengthen communities and build better lives for those in need. More than $2.3 million has been provided by the Players Trust to 75 Volunteers of America programs since the first grants were presented by Major Leaguers in 2003.

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