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#GoingToBat: Ian Kinsler All Over the Map Giving Back to Others

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Ian Kinsler is playing his fourth season at second base for the Detroit Tigers and is again among the keys to  the team’s playoff hopes. The consistent veteran star also is playing a significant role in the community through his involvement in several philanthropic organizations, as usual.

Major League Baseball Players Continue to Provide Releif in Haiti

Major League Baseball Players Trust provides resources to Project C.U.R.E. to help ongoing Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts
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Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti last October and left thousands of families in dire circumstances, but the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s efforts to bring medical aid to the hardest hit areas of the impoverished country are continuing this spring.

Shipment of a container carrying upwards of $400,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment is being delivered to refurbish hospitals and medical facilities in the  hard-hit areas of Department Grand’Anse and Department Sud on the western tip of Haiti’s southern peninsula.

LA Dodgers Outfielder Yasiel Puig is Going to Bat for Others in Need

Puig and his Wild Horse Foundation are making a difference in the lives of children and their families
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Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers took the National League by storm back in 2013, hitting .319 with 19 homers and 42 RBIs in 104 games with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs, finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting to late-Marlins pitcher José Fernández.

Volunteer Recognition Week - Major Leaguers Honor Action Team Captains with College Scholarships

Major Leaguers Celebrate National Volunteer Week by Awarding College Scholarships to Action Team Captains from 11 Different States
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NEW YORK, NY, April 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players will award $2,000 college scholarships to 20 high school students who have demonstrated their dedication to community service and determination to encourage others to get involved with causes they believe in, it was announced today by the Major League Baseball Players Trust.  Each scholarship recipient is a member of the Action Team® national youth volunteer program created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America.

This Florida Teen is a Rising Star

Action Team youth volunteer Ambassador combines passions for baseball and helping others
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This Action Team Ambassador combines passions for baseball and helping others.

Action Team Ambassador Juan Salinas-Bentley didn’t derive nearly as much satisfaction from his baseball team’s 19-1 win over neighboring Palm Beach Lakes in February as he did from raising funds to help the financially stressed school pay the $1,485 for umpires it needed to complete this season.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Took Unique Path to Labor Movement

2017 Labor Studies Scholarship Recipient Profiles
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Since 2015, the Major League Baseball Players Trust has annually awarded a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies to five deserving law or graduate school students pursuing careers aimed at protecting and defending workers' rights. The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies was established by Major Leaguers to honor the life and work of the Major League Baseball Players Association’s late executive director.

This is the third of a five-part series that takes a look at each of the 2017 winners.

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Major League Baseball Players Trust Announces Recipients of 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

Rising stars honored for the dedication to helping improve the lives of workers
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New York, February 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - When Major League Baseball Players lost their beloved union leader, Michael Weiner, to brain cancer in November 2013, they turned to their collective charitable arm, the Players Trust, to find a way to honor his life’s passion for helping others.  By mid-2014, during that season’s All-Star Game in Minnesota, the Players announced the creation of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies.

Major Leaguers are Committed to Improving Lives in the Dominican Republic

The Players Trust provides valuable resources to an area so many Players call home
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Through a partnership between the Major League Baseball Players Trust and the U.S. nonprofit Esperanza International, Major Leaguers are helping improve the lives of families across the Dominican Republic – a place so many Players call home.

Grants from the Players Trust help some of the Dominican Republic’s most vulnerable populations by supporting and funding Esperanza’s microfinance program and its water purification and distribution project.

The Players Trust 2016 Year in Review

Care. Act. Inspire. - The Major League Baseball Players Trust
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2016 was the 20th year Major League Baseball Players have been stepping to the plate to help their neighbors in need through the Players Trust. The Players Trust doesn't replace what Major Leaguers do individually to support the causes close to their hearts; it allows the Players to help causes important to the group while encouraging others to care, act and inspire.  For more information, please visit www.PlayersTrust.org

Action Team PSA Campaign Sets Distribution Record

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There’s no doubt word is getting out about the great work Action Team student volunteers are doing in communities across the country.

It was recently announced that one of the Action Team’s national TV and radio public service announcement (PSA) campaigns -- titled ‘Are You In?’ -- established a new Goodwill Communications distribution record for national campaigns. 

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