This past Saturday, Action Team Captains from Manatee School for the Performing Arts had a special admirer show up for their monthly cleanup activity at Palmetto Park. Ian Desmond, shortstop for the Washington Nationals, and a native of nearby Sarasota, met with the Team Captains to discuss the importance of volunteering and commend them on their efforts and dedication to giving back to their community.
Although his playing career may have ended, Derek Jeter has been spending a lot of his time in the New York area, most recently catching up with kids in need from the local community. On Monday, December 8, Derek surprised 485 children at his Turn 2 Foundation’s annual Holiday Express at AMC Lincoln Center Theatre. Holiday Express is an annual event that alternates locations between New York and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Major Leaguers – Past and Present – Head to Vegas for Pair of Charity Events
For the first time in its 11-year history, the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s annual off-season, fund-raising golf tournament will be held in Las Vegas, when current and former big league all-stars tee off at Legendary Shadow Creek on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
However, before taking their swings on the golf course, the players will test their card-playing skills when MGM Grand hosts a poker tournament benefiting the Players Trust on Wednesday, January 14.