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Major Leaguers Help Action Team Program Build on Momentum as 2016 School Year Ends on a High Note

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School may be out, but the impact of Action Team Captains’ work is still being felt by communities across the country.

The Action Team youth volunteer program added 34 schools to its roster this year, bringing the total to 86 participating schools across the United States. Since its creation, the program has served more than 280,000 people inspiring 91,000 high school students to get involved in their communities.

Jackie Bradley Jr., Craig Kimbrel, Matt Barnes and Teammates Share Field with Special Olympics and Nashoba Learning Group Athletes in Boston

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Players from the Red Sox and Rockies helped kids from Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Nashoba Learning Group enjoy a day on the ball field on Wednesday.

Matt Barnes, Craig Kimbrel and Travis Shaw of the Red Sox and Jake McGee and Justin Miller of the visiting Rockies headlined a Players Trust City Clinics event at the Tufts University field for nearly 100 participants from Nashoba Learning Group, which provides individualized education, training and intervention services for students with autism.

Jackie Bradley Jr., Craig Kimbrel, Matt Barnes and Teammates Share Field with Special Olympics and Nashoba Learning Group Athletes in Boston

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Players from the Red Sox and Rockies helped kids from Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Nashoba Learning Group enjoy a day on the ball field on Wednesday.

Matt Barnes, Craig Kimbrel and Travis Shaw of the Red Sox and Jake McGee and Justin Miller of the visiting Rockies headlined a Players Trust City Clinics event at the Tufts University field for nearly 100 participants from Nashoba Learning Group, which provides individualized education, training and intervention services for students with autism.

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.

Matt Barnes Hosts 3rd Annual Charity Clinic for Sandy Hook

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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.

Major Leaguers, Action Team Captains Celebrate Veterans Day by Building a House for a Local Vet

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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 Matt Barnes, Chris Iannetta, and Ryan O’Rourke to Join Action Team Captains from Maine and Massachusetts in SENH Habitat for Humanity Service Project

Players and teens to help build new home for a veteran and his family
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November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - WHO: Major Leaguers Matt Barnes, Chris Iannetta and Ryan O’Rourke; More than 50 high school students from Maine and Massachusetts involved in the Action Team national youth volunteer program; Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity

Players Join Trust at Massachusetts Baseball Clinic for Autistic Kids

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BEDFORD, Mass. — A little rain didn’t dampen a fun-filled morning of baseball for a group of autistic young people who received instruction and encouragement from a group of Red Sox and Twins players as part of the Players Trust’s City Clinics program.

When Tragedy Strikes Home, Major Leaguers Come Together to Respond

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Major Leaguers care about the places where they play and live, and, on Sunday, November 30, several players joined Newtown, Connecticut native and Boston Red Sox pitching prospect, Matt Barnes help provide area youth with a diversion as the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was approaching.

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