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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.

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

Major Leaguers Join Area Action Team Captains for Fall Clean-Up in Philadelphia

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Major Leaguers Jerad Eickoff, Tommy Joseph and Adam Morgan to join Action Team Captains from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia in Philadelphia for fall clean-up at Volunteers of America resident facility

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Major Leaguers Jerad Eickoff, Tommy Joseph and Adam Morgan to join Action Team Captains from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia in Philadelphia for fall clean-up at Volunteers of America resident facility

Major Leaguers Bestow $100,000 Grant from the Players Trust to Our Military Kids

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Players provide funds to nonprofit whose mission is to help children of military personnel.

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Players provide funds to nonprofit whose mission is to help children of military personnel.

Major Leagues Continue to Provide Funding to Help Lower Infant Mortality Rates in the Dominican Republic

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The Major League Baseball Players Trust has made it a priority to support programs in the Dominican Republic—a place so many major leaguers call home. Since 2003, the Players Trust has partnered with Medicines for Humanity (MFH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing effective and transformative healthcare to children and pregnant women to prevent and reduce needless child deaths in the DR and around the world.

Prince Fielder Accepts Players Choice Award for 2015 AL Comeback Player

In Prince’s honor the Players Trust will provide a $20,000 grant to the charity of his choice
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NEW YORK, April 7, 2016/ 3BL Media/ - In a pre-game ceremony Tuesday evening, Texas Rangers infielder/designated hitter Prince Fielder received a prestigious Players Choice Award as the 2015 AL Comeback Player.  Selected in a secret ballot of all American League players in recognition of his exceptional season, Fielder received his Players Choice Award from teammate and MLBPA team Player Representative, Derek Holland.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Albert Pujols

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Albert Pujols swapped his baseball cleats for basketball sneakers during his annual Albert’s All-Stars Basketball Game to benefit people with Down syndrome.

The Jan. 31 event at Missouri Baptist University raised awareness while providing Albert’s All-Stars -- a team of kids with Down syndrome -- the opportunity to play basketball alongside celebrities including Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Cardinals pitching coach Jason Simontacchi and former Rams cornerback Aeneas Williams.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Miguel Cabrera

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Miggy making a difference in kids’ lives

MIAMI, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera traded in his uniform for a tuxedo a few weeks ago at The Miggy Ball Gala, his foundation’s inaugural charity event. The event was held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, where Cabrera resides in the offseason.

Live and silent auctions were held during the Jan. 28 event. Proceeds supported local youth baseball programs and scholarships facilitated by The Miguel Cabrera Foundation.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Justin Turner

Justin Turner hosts first charity golf tournament
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Justin Turner’s inaugural tournament at Brookside Golf Club to benefit the Los Angeles Dream Center drew support from teammates Austin Barnes, Yasmani Grandal, Kiké Hernandez, Adam Liberatore and Joc Pederson along with former professional boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya.

WATCH: Major Leaguers and Action Team Captains Build Home for Local Veteran

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Major Leaguers and New Englanders Matt Barnes (CT), Chris Iannetta (RI) and Ryan O’Rourke (MA) joined Action Team Captains from Brunswick High School, Thornton Academy and York High School in Maine and Attleboro High School in Massachusetts to build a home for a local veteran and his young family. The Major Leaguers and Action Teams helped the South East New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity with the project, which is expected to be completed by June 2016.

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