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Take it From an Action Team Captain, Teens: Planning a Successful Volunteer Project is Only 7 Steps Away

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By Gabby Jarmoszko, Manatee School for the Arts '15
 
Planning your own community service project can seem daunting. Whether you’re developing a project to meet a college requirement, or simply doing so out of a love for volunteering, take a deep breath; it’s a lot easier when you know that you’ve got a great team to help you hit a home run! Try following these easy steps to move your community service around the bases:

Fans to Help Select 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year

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NEW YORK, September 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Online balloting at www.MLBPLAYERS.com opened today so fans can select the six finalists for the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which goes to the player whose on-field performance and contributions to his community most inspire others to higher levels of achievement.

Players Trust to Participate in 2015 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day

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On Friday, September 11, New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will do some trading of his own – but not the baseball variety – when he represents the Players Trust at Cantor Fitzgerald’s annual Charity Day.

Prince Fielder Event Supports At-Risk Kids In North Texas

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Prince Fielder received big-time support from his Rangers teammates last week at his annual “Uncork for a Cause” wine-tasting benefit.

Elvis Andrus, Anthony Bass, Adiran Beltre, Delino DeShields, Jake Diekman, Sam Dyson, Sam Freeman,  Yovani Gallardo, Chris Gimenez, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, Keone Kela, Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli, Ryan Strausborger and Bobby Wilson all helped the six-time All-Star raise funds for Promise House, which supports homeless kids and runaways, as well as the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.

Chris Young Assists with Operation Backpack in NYC

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Before heading to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, veteran outfielder Chris Young detoured downtown to stuff school supplies into backpacks for homeless kids and shine a spotlight on Volunteers of America’s annual Operation Backpack program.

The Greater New York VOA affiliate recruited volunteers like Young over a three-week long period to help in sorting supplies and assembling backpacks for distribution to shelters.

2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Application Now Available Online

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NEW YORK, July 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission online through Monday, November 2, 2015.  

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

Lucas Duda, Sean Gilmartin and Erik Goeddel Join Action Team Captains at Local Park Cleanup

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Sitting the bench at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, N.Y., became a much nicer experience thanks to the efforts of local Action Team volunteers and several Mets players.

The Action Team captains from nearby Queens Vocational and Technical High School on Saturday, May 16, took part in the New York City Parks Department’s “It’s My Park Day” in which local communities come together to restore, beautify and clean up public parks.

Major Leaguers Award $40,000 in College Scholarships to Reward Youth Community Involvement

Spotlight shines on Action Team® student leaders during National Volunteer Month
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NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 /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, the Major League Baseball Players Trust announced today. 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.

Players Trust takes Live Below the Line Challenge for International Nonprofits

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Major League baseball players, through the Players Trust,  are focused on identifying and funding innovative approaches to help eradicate issues associated with poverty around the world.

For example, in 2008, more than one in 20 children under five years of age was dying from preventable causes in the province of Barahona, located in the western region of the Dominican Republic near the Haitian border.

Jerome Williams Juggle Glove Interests

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Jerome Williams is juggling a number of glove interests this season.

The Phillies pitcher began using a pink glove during his comeback season in 2011 as an honor to his mom, Deborah, who died of breast cancer in 2001.

“It was 10 years after she died and a way to remember her,” Williams said Monday. “It worked out well for me that year, returning to the majors for the first time in four years, so I decided to keep using that pink glove.”

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