NEWTOWN, Conn. — Matt Barnes this past weekend drew about 125 kids to his third annual youth baseball clinic to promote healing and the rebirth of normalcy in the community where 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a school rampage shooting in December 2012.
This past Thanksgiving holiday, a number of Major Leaguers joined forces with their local Action Team schools in Florida, Maine, and New Jersey as they combined to give back to their neighbors in need.
More than 50 Action Team Captains from Maine and Massachusetts joined Major Leaguers and New Englanders Matt Barnes (CT), Chris Iannetta (RI) and Ryan O’Rourke (MA), on Saturday, Nov. 14, for a regional service project to help South East New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity build a house for a local veteran and his young family.
Major Leaguers brought their City Clinics instructional program to veterans and their families in Arizona and Texas in the weeks following the regular season – and sandwiched between the Veterans Day holiday.
Chris Capuano, A.J. Griffin, Donnie Murphy and Eric Young, Jr. took part in a clinic held in Phoenix on Nov. 7, sharing their love for the game with 65 kids whose dads, moms and other relatives have served in the U.S. military.
Players Trevor Brown, Mike Montgomery and Chad Smith joined Action Team Captains from West Ranch High School when they hosted their annual softball game with the local Special Olympics Sharks earlier this month.
Nearly 40 of the high school volunteers and 10 coaches provided companionship and instruction for the 45 athletes from the Santa Clarita, Calif. Special Olympics team.
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.
Decked out in party hats, Action Team Captains from a high school in The Woodlands, Texas put on a “prom” for the residents of a local senior home.
The Action Team from iSchool Montgomery gave the Woodside Manor Senior Apartment community a festive look with bright Hawaiian-themed decorations. Then they went room to room to personally invite each resident to the celebration, giving each a Hawaiian lei to wear.
NEW YORK, October 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball are jointly contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that have ravaged parts of South Carolina.
Some of the hardest hit areas in South Carolina are those that many current and former Major Leaguers call home. With that in mind, and after consultation with several area Players, the $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations capable of lending assistance to the neediest victims.
The Greenwood High School Action Team from Bowling Green, Kentucky, is demonstrating that students’ local efforts can have a global impact.
This past weekend, the Greenwood High Action Team Captains participated in their community’s Walk4Water fundraiser at Bowling Green’s Prestno Miller Park by assisting in the event’s set-up and clean-up and disbursing water to the walkers.
Walk4Water is an international program that helps raise funds for developing countries that lack access to sanitary drinking water.