Big Leaguers to raise funds and awareness for various cancer-related charities through the wearing and sale of Strikeout Cancer T-shirts produced by MLBPA licensee, 108 Stitches
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In just one week, Major League baseball players will stand together and do their collective-best to “strikeout cancer” when they host a player-led initiative to raise awareness and funds for cancer-related charities across the United States.
Porter Washington, Action Team captain from Thornton Academy, received the York County Spirit of Service Award
The United Way of York County Maine has recognized one of our own for his outstanding commitment to community service. Porter Washington, an Action Team captain from Thornton Academy, an active member of our team for the past two years, recently received the United Way’s Youth Spirit of Service Award.
From New York to Maui, California to Japan, the Action Team Captains are making great strides this year with all of their hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication to volunteerism.
Each year, Action Team Captains high schools around the world dedicate their time to serving their communities and inspiring others to do the same. From running successful food drives to visiting the elderly at local nursing homes, and working with their local Special Olympics teams Action Team Captains are constantly lending a helping hand to those in need.
June 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Since 2000, Major League baseball players have been providing underserved and at-risk youth populations in Major League markets with an unforgettable ballpark experience through their Buses for Baseball program. Since its launch, thousands of children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico have attended Major League games as the personal guests of some of their big league heroes.
Denver, CO, June 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Major League baseball player LaTroy Hawkins of the Colorado Rockies presented $150,000 in grants from the Major League Baseball Players Trust to seven Volunteers of America programs that further the organization’s mission to strengthen communities and build better lives for those in need. More than $2.3 million has been provided by the Players Trust to 75 Volunteers of America programs since the first grants were presented by Major Leaguers in 2003.
Players Trust’s 2014 Buses for Baseball program launches in Cleveland
Cleveland OH, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Media/Photo Advisory
WHO: John Axford and his Indiansteammates; Approximately 50 children from Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland.
Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland provides children in need a safe place to grow and reach their full potential. Through their programs they support healthy lifestyles, academic success, character-building and leadership development. For more information, please visit http://www.clevekids.org/