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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.

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.

Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees Teaches Children the Importance of Education

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Carlos Beltran recorded a hit and three RBIs on Wednesday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Colorado Rockies. What he did after the game, however, left an even bigger impression.

Beltran’s third annual gala was held at Gotham Hall in Manhattan Wednesday evening. Proceeds from the baseball-themed event “Let’s Score!” benefit the Carlos Beltran Foundation, which helps promote health, fitness and education for children from low income families.

Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox Rocks Out to Raise Funds for Children

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Clay Buchholz usually throws strikes to benefit the Red Sox, but on July 7 the two-time All-Star will try rolling them to benefit a host of children’s charities his foundation supports.

The 4th Annual Buchholz Bowl and Benefit Bash is being held to fund the Clay Buchholz Foundation, which he founded with his wife, Lindsay, in March 2013.

The Clay Buchholz Foundation was created to provide health, educational and sports opportunities to improve the lives of children in need and provides resources to support existing nonprofit organizations.

Chris Archer of Tampa Bay Rays Provides Valuable Lessons for Youth

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Turning pages helps Rays starter Chris Archer turn around lives.

The tall, lean right-hander came across Paulo Coelho’s allegorical novel “The Alchemist” a few years ago. Drawing inspiration from the story about a shepherd named Santiago’s journey to fulfill his destiny, Archer created the Archway Foundation as a way to use his platform as a baseball player to positively impact lives.

The Archway Foundation’s mission is to help people bridge the gap between limitations and reaching goals. Archer employs this mission by teaching what he does best – baseball.

George Springer of the Houston Astros Speaks Up for Children Who Stutter

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George Springer, outfielder for the Houston Astros, gave participants of his second annual bowling tournament plenty to talk about by raising awareness and money for children who stutter.

Springer, who has struggled with stuttering since he was a child, joined the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) as a spokesperson.

“Some people have blue eyes, some have blonde hair, and some people stutter,” Springer said on SAY.org. “I’ve never let it hold me back and with SAY, I want to help kids who stutter build the confidence they need to pursue their dreams.”

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipients Celebrate Their Hard Work and Weiner’s Legacy

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Six Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipients attended a luncheon at the Major League Baseball Players Association‘s midtown Manhattan office today in honor of their hard work and commitment to the labor movement.

During the luncheon hosted by the Players Trust, the recipients were able to speak with members of the MLBPA’s labor relations department and other staff, sharing experiences and learning from those who worked closely with Michael Weiner.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Brad Ziegler

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On Memorial Day weekend, people across the United States take time to thank those who serve and remember those who lost their lives while serving. D-Backs reliever Brad Ziegler makes it a year-round mission to honor servicemen and servicewomen.

Ziegler founded Pastime for Patriots whose mission is to honor all members of our armed forces and their families for their sacrifices to our country. PFP provides educationally based financial assistance to military children and family-friendly activities for military members and their families.

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.

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