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.
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.
LAS VEGAS – Charities doing great work in their communities here and around the world were the big winners of the 12th annual Players Trust golf tournament on Thursday (Jan. 14) when more than 50 current and former players competed for prizes and bragging rights at the beautiful and challenging Cascata course.
Rising young stars Bryce Harper of the Nationals and Kris Bryant, who both live in Las Vegas, co-hosted the fund-raising event to benefit charitable organizations selected by the players, including Las Vegas area nonprofits selected by Bryant and Harper.
January 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Players Trust golf tournament in Las Vegas on Jan. 14 will feature the most star-studded group of players in its 12-year history.
Las Vegas natives Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper are headlining a group of more than 50 current and former players currently scheduled to attend the fund raiser for the players’ collective charity. The day before the golf tournament at the challenging Cascata Golf Course, the Players Trust will hold its annual players meeting and the MGM Grand will host its second annual poker tournament to benefit the Trust.
Activities also include MGM Grand Poker Tournament to benefit the Players Trust
October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Major Leaguers and Las Vegas natives, Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, will serve as co-hosts of the 12th annual Players Trust fund-raising golf tournament at prestigious Cascata on Thursday, January 14, 2016, when more than 30 current and former Major Leaguers visit the area to attend the Players Trust’s annual board meeting.