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Star-studded Lineup Taking Shape for Players Trust golf Tournament Jan. 11-12 in Las Vegas

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World Series champion Dexter Fowler and 2015 National League MVP Bryce Harper will be joined by more than 50 current and former players on Jan. 11-12 in Las Vegas when the dynamic duo co-host the Players Trust’s 13th annual fundraising golf tournament and MGM Grand host its third annual poker tournament to benefit the Trust.

Tia’s Hope, a nonprofit that provides “memory moments” for children and families who are fighting serious illnesses, will be the presenting sponsor of the Poker Tournament on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness

Former Major Leaguers and Indiana Natives LaTroy Hawkins & Kenny Lofton to Host Free Vision Screenings in Gary, IN on World Sight Day
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NEW YORK, October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ Baseball and kids are a classic combination, but what happens when those kids struggle to see? When they can’t see clearly enough to catch a fly ball, connect with a pitch, or read the scoreboard? But it isn’t just about their performance on the field, children with uncorrected vision are hindered in the classroom and in every aspect of their lives.

2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Application Now Available

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NEW YORK, August 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission through Monday, November 7, 2016.  

The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application can be accessed through www.PlayersTrust.org or directly by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1LWx5pe

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: David Robertson

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When David Robertson isn’t on the mound for the White Sox, he spends his time working with his foundation – High Socks for Hope.

Robertson and his wife, Erin, founded High Socks for Hope in 2011 after a tornado devastated his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala.  Originally founded to support victims of natural disasters, High Socks for Hope has spread its mission to helping the homeless, disabled veterans and families in crisis.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: CC Sabathia

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For CC Sabathia, pitching in for his community is as important as pitching for the New York Yankees.

Sabathia and his wife, Amber, established the PitCCh In Foundation in 2008. With a mission to enrich the lives of inner-city kids, the foundation developed three signature programs – the All-Star Baseball Clinic, Youth Backpack Program and CC Holiday Caravan.

The signature programs remain in place today, but the foundation has grown beyond the scope of these programs.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Nelson Cruz

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To read this story in Spanish, click here.

Nelson Cruz, a native of Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Dominican Republic, is an international superstar. Some of his best work, however, is not on a baseball diamond, but away from the spotlight supporting causes close to his heart.

Most recently, Cruz’s philanthropic work was highlighted during a New York City event at the Parilla Latina, where Senator Adriano Espaillat presented Cruz with a proclamation from the New York State Senate.

Zack Greinke, Josh Donaldson Receive 2015 Players Choice Awards

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Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson and Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke received their Players Choice Awards in pre-game ceremonies this weekend.

Greinke, who was presented with his 2015 NL Outstanding Pitcher award from D-Backs teammate and player rep Paul Goldschmidt on Saturday, was 19-3 with 200 strikeouts in 222 2/3 innings last season while leading the majors with a 1.66 ERA, a 9.3 WAR, 0.84 WHIP and a .231 on-base percentage allowed.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Sam Fuld

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Sam Fuld doesn’t let anything stop him, especially Type 1 Diabetes. Diagnosed at age 10, Fuld learned to manage his disease so he could pursue his passion – baseball.

Once he’d made through a college career at Stanford and reached professional baseball, Fuld made it a mission to help other young athletes manage their diabetes, too.

During the offseason, Fuld hosted the second annual Sam Fuld SLAMDiabetes Tampa Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament. The Dec. 12 tournament raised money to fund camps for children who have type 1 diabetes.

Kris Bryant Donates 2015 Players Choice Award Grant to Wounded Warrior Project

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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.

Major Leaguers Shine a Spotlight on Action Team Captains During National Volunteer Week by Awarding $40,000 in College Scholarships to High School Student Volunteers

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NEW YORK, April 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players will award $2,000 college scholarships to 20 outstanding high school students in recognition of their dedication to community service and tireless efforts 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.      

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