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All-Star Evan Longoria goes yard for Literacy

Star third baseman hits it out of the park for summer reading program
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All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria has been a fixture with the Tampa Bay Rays since 2008 when as a rookie he helped the club reach its first World Series.

Over his first 10 big-league seasons, Longoria has accumulated a Rookie of the Year Award (2008), three All-Star appearances, two Gold Glove Awards and a Silver Slugger Award. In short, the Rays franchise leader in home runs and RBIs has done significant work to help his club succeed on the field.

Major League Baseball Players to Make Playground Dreams Come True in Opa-Locka, FL

In honor of upcoming 2017 All Star Game in Miami, the Players Trust and KaBOOM! team up to build new playground at Room2Bloom daycare center in Opa-Locka
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Tucked away neatly in an Opa-Locka, FL neighborhood sits Room2Bloom, a daycare center unlike most others. 

Spread out across an area that takes up nearly an entire city block, Room2Bloom resembles a mini college campus, with a main administration building and several separate classroom buildings.  All of the rooms are bright, colorful and full of energy (with the exception of nap time, of course!).

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.

Chicago White Sox Infielder Todd Frazier Heaps Praise on High School Volunteers

Frazier joins Action Team Captains on Their Final National Conference Call of the School Year
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On Wednesday April 26, the Action Team hosted its third and final national conference call of the school year. Once again, the Action Team’s very own “iron man” and longtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster George Grande hosted the call – something he has done for every one of these calls since they began in 2009. Joining George was Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier, who was excited to be joining in the call to help celebrate National Volunteer Week, ( April 23-29.)

Major Leaguer Rickie Weeks and Family Help Prepare Florida Youth for Bright Futures

Major leaguers going to bat to help others in need
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Rickie Weeks is enjoying his fourteenth season in the majors in 2017, his first with the Tampa Bay Rays.

A key cog in the Milwaukee Brewers organization for over a decade, the Altamonte Springs, FL native is making just as much of an impact off the field as he has on it. His baseball roots run deep, as his grandfather, Victor Weeks, was an outfielder in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s.

This Florida Teen is a Rising Star

Action Team youth volunteer Ambassador combines passions for baseball and helping others
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This Action Team Ambassador combines passions for baseball and helping others.

Action Team Ambassador Juan Salinas-Bentley didn’t derive nearly as much satisfaction from his baseball team’s 19-1 win over neighboring Palm Beach Lakes in February as he did from raising funds to help the financially stressed school pay the $1,485 for umpires it needed to complete this season.

Major League Baseball Players Launch Infield Chatter, a New Mobile Social Community

The first-of-its-kind platform seeks to become the dedicated mobile destination for players and their passionate fans
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MORE THAN 1,000 PLAYERS FLOCK TO INFIELD CHATTER,

THE NEW MOBILE SOCIAL COMMUNITY THAT BRINGS FANS

 CLOSER TO MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYERS

 

–Groundbreaking initiative from Major League Baseball Players Association offers unique player-driven content, two-way player-fan engagement, fan contests and experiential sweepstakes, among other features in time for 2017 baseball season–

 

Major Leaguers Provide $42,000 Grant to Honor Legacy of Jackie Robinson

Players Trust bestows $42,000 grant to the Jackie Robinson Foundation
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NEW YORK, Monday, April 17, 2017 /3BL Media/  -- Major League baseball players will once again proudly bestow a $42,000 grant from the Players Trust to the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), the Trust announced on Friday, April 14 – the day before the baseball world celebrated the 70th anniversary of when Jackie made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and, by doing so, courageously shattered the game’s color barrier. 

All Star Andrew McCutchen Making a Difference in Pittsburgh

Pirates star goes to bat for several area causes
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Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder, Andrew McCutchen, has become the face of the Pirates franchise over the course of his nine big league seasons.

‘Cutch’ took home the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player honors and has been elected to the NL All-Star team five times in his career, however, perhaps the most significant accolade he has received is the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. The award, which shows a player’s sportsmanship, community involvement and contributions to his respective team, is voted on by the fans and members of the media.

A Passion for Labor Studies and Social Justice Motivates This Scholarship Winner

Our 5th and final 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipient profile
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Like fellow recipients of a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, Melissa Britton understands and appreciates the close relationship between worker rights and civil rights that defines organized labor’s important role in advancing social justice.

“I have a strong passion for labor, employment, and civil rights law, and I am dedicated to working towards social justice,” Britton said.  She is one of five recipients of a 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recently announced by the Major League Baseball Players Trust.

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