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School’s in Session & Hundreds of High School Action Team Captains Are Set to Embark on Another Year of Helping Their Neighbors in Need

High School Students and Major Leaguers are Training and Inspiring the Next Generation of Volunteers
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Now that Labor Day has come and gone, hundreds of Action Teams of student volunteers from high schools across the country are gearing up for another year of teaming with Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers.

Since the Action Team launched more than a decade ago, over 91,000 high school students have volunteered through the program to help more than 280,000 people in need. 

Major Leaguers Recognize and Support the Efforts of Individuals Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Workers Through Their Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

2018 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Application Now Available
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NEW YORK, September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2018 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission through Monday, November 13, 2017. 

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

Major Leaguers to Shine a Light on Others During First-Ever Players Weekend

The personalities and favorite causes to take center stage on Players Weekend
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It promises to be a wonderful weekend full of color, creative artwork and memorable nicknames, when Major Leaugers take the field August 25-17 for their first-ever Players Weekend. 

Curtis Granderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers and his fellow players want to let their fans get to know them a little better during Players Weekend.

Houston Astros Catcher Brian McCann Rallies Against Childhood Cancers

Veteran Major Leaguer McCann and his wife team with the Rally Foundation
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Houston Astros veteran catcher Brian McCann has been in the middle of plenty of on-field rallies during his 13-year Major League career, but perhaps the most important one he and his wife, Ashley, have been involved with is the Rally Foundation.

Major League Baseball Players Association & Former Players Are Determined to Cultivate Future Stars

MLBPA is committed to providing youth players from underserved populations with access to expert coaches and playing opportunities
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In recent years, with the number of African-American players on MLB rosters dwindling at an alarming rate, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), its active and in-active members have become more determined to help eliminate social and economic barriers to playing the game they love.

Party at Napoli's in Support of Some Great Causes

Veteran Major Leaguer Mike Napoli turns a phrase into a fund-raising phenomenon
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World Series champion and Rangers slugger Mike Napoli is on his third tour of duty with Texas, and the 35-year-old currently sits second on the team with 22 home runs. He spent last season with the American League Champion Cleveland Indians, and crushed 34 long balls and drove in 101 runs, both team highs, as he helped guide the team to a thrilling seven-game World Series versus the Chicago Cubs.

Major Leaguer Eric Hosmer Goes All Out for Kansas City Youth

Royals star shines bright for Big Brothers Big Sisters
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World Series champion, All-Star Game MVP, three-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2017 World Baseball Classic champion — first baseman Eric Hosmer has developed an impressive baseball resume since joining the Kansas City Royals in 2011.

But in addition to making a big difference for the Royals in recent years, the 27-year-old has also made a positive and significant impact in the Kansas City community.

All-Star Robinson Canó’s RC22 Foundation is Improving Lives in Seattle and the Dominican Republic

Robinson Cano is passionate about providing children with important resources here and abroad
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Over the course of his 12-year career, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó has proven to be one of the top players at his position.

The five-time Silver Slugger Award winner, two-time Gold Glover, 2009 World Series Champion and eight-time All-Star has certainly racked up the accolades since breaking into the majors in 2005.

Action Team National Youth Volunteer Program Unveils New TV PSA During MLB All-Star Game on Fox

:30 PSA features Major Leaguers Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier, Lonnie Chisenhall and Action Team Captains from Cleveland and Tampa
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The Action Team national youth volunteer program, created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers, debuted its latest TV PSA on FOX during the broadcast of the 88th annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game.  The PSA, titled, Difference Makers, includes Major Leaguers Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier, Lonnie Chisenhall and high school Action Team Captains, Rachel Duke of Cleveland and

All Star Bryce Harper is Going to Bat for Kids with Cancer

Washington Nationals star and his Harper's Heroes foundation providing young cancer patients with memorable ballpark experiences
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It’s hard to imagine a better start to a major-league career than what Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has displayed through the first four-plus years of his.

Just 24-years-old, Harper is already a five-time All Star, National League MVP, Silver Slugger Award winner and a recipient of the National League Hank Aaron Award and Golden Spikes Award.

While everyone knows the Las Vegas native for his on-field performances and as the face of the Nationals, Harper’s off-field efforts having a profound impact, too.

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