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#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Max Scherzer

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Max Scherzer is raising money with each strikeout he throws this season. After his twenty strikeout performance Wednesday night, he’s off to a great start.

Scherzer and his wife, Erica, are joining the nonprofit organization, Polaris, to help eradicate modern slavery.

Polaris, named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., now has a star of its own.

The Scherzers recently launched two programs that provide opportunities for their fans to support their efforts.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Anthony Rizzo

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CHICAGO, March 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ -  It was all smiles and chuckles for Anthony Rizzo at the second annual Laugh-Off For Cancer event.

The Jan. 14 event at Paris Club featured many comedy acts, including Chris Redd, Carl Michael Magic and Brody Stevens. Rizzo’s Cubs teammates also took the stage with improvisational actors from The Second City, a leader in improv-based sketch comedy.

Nelson Cruz Teams with “Baseball Cares” to Help Disabled in Dominican Republic

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Slugging outfielder Nelson Cruz became the first Major League ambassador of the “Baseball Cares” initiative in the Dominican Republic last week (Jan. 22) when his cash donation was parlayed into mobility equipment to help disabled people get around his hometown of Las Matas de Santa Cruz and surrounding communities in the province of Monte Cristi.

In the past, Cruz, like many Dominican-born players, would purchase much-needed items like wheel chairs, used medical equipment, ambulances, and fireman equipment from the United States and have it shipped to the Dominican Republic. 

MLBPA, MLB Pledge $200,000 Grant to Caritas Cubana

Gesture During Historic Goodwill Tour Will Benefit U.S.-Based NGO Providing Humanitarian Aid to the Island Nation
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NEW YORK, December 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), through the Major League Baseball Players Trust (www.PlayersTrust.org), and Major League Baseball (MLB) jointly announced that they will provide a $200,000 grant to Caritas Cubana, the U.S.-based, non-governmental provider of humanitarian, social and emergency services to Cuba, in recognition of this week’s goodwill tour arranged by MLBPA and the MLB.

West Deptford Action Team Swings Right into Action

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With 20-plus volunteer projects planned for the 2015-16 school year, the West Deptford (NJ) Action Team hit the ground running and completed two of them before the end of September.

Bowling Green Action Team Joins Global Effort

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The Greenwood High School Action Team from Bowling Green, Kentucky, is demonstrating that students’ local efforts can have a global impact.

This past weekend, the Greenwood High Action Team Captains participated in their community’s Walk4Water fundraiser at Bowling Green’s Prestno Miller Park by assisting in the event’s set-up and clean-up and disbursing water to the walkers.

Walk4Water is an international program that helps raise funds for developing countries that lack access to sanitary drinking water.

Take it From an Action Team Captain, Teens: Planning a Successful Volunteer Project is Only 7 Steps Away

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By Gabby Jarmoszko, Manatee School for the Arts '15
 
Planning your own community service project can seem daunting. Whether you’re developing a project to meet a college requirement, or simply doing so out of a love for volunteering, take a deep breath; it’s a lot easier when you know that you’ve got a great team to help you hit a home run! Try following these easy steps to move your community service around the bases:

Prince Fielder Event Supports At-Risk Kids In North Texas

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Prince Fielder received big-time support from his Rangers teammates last week at his annual “Uncork for a Cause” wine-tasting benefit.

Elvis Andrus, Anthony Bass, Adiran Beltre, Delino DeShields, Jake Diekman, Sam Dyson, Sam Freeman,  Yovani Gallardo, Chris Gimenez, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, Keone Kela, Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli, Ryan Strausborger and Bobby Wilson all helped the six-time All-Star raise funds for Promise House, which supports homeless kids and runaways, as well as the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.

The Action Team – Oh, the People You Meet

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My name is Nora Burns, and I was an Action Team Captain at York High School in York, Maine before graduating last spring.  I initially joined the Action Team to discover volunteering opportunities in my community. I had already been volunteering for our local hospital, but I wanted to do more.

Fund-Raising Fan Reaches Final Leg of Biking for Baseball Tour

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With just seven venues remaining, Matt Stoltz made the Major League Baseball Players Association’s office a pit stop on his 11,500-mile bike journey to see all 30 ballparks and raise money and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Milwaukee.

Stoltz’ family didn’t have a television when he was young, but he nurtured a love of baseball by listening to legendary Bob Uecker broadcast Brewers games on the radio and tossing the ball around with his brothers.

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