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Major Leaguers Provide Resources to Help Eliminate Malnutrition in Dominican Republic

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In 2008, more than one in 20 children under five years of age were dying from preventable causes in the province of Barahona, located in the western region of the Dominican Republic near the Haitian border. 

As inconceivable as this sounds, it was true. Extreme poverty and the lack of basic medicines, health and nutrition services were resulting in children dying from malnutrition, pneumonia, and dehydration caused by diarrhea. 

Major Leaguers in Vegas for Pair of Fundraising Events

Major Leaguers past and present head to Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 14 for MGM Grand Poker Tournament to benefit the Major League Baseball Players Trust
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Please Note:  Media availability will be limited to the MGM Grand Poker Tournament.

January 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - MEDIA/PHOTO ADVISORY

Major Leaguers past and present head to Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 14 for MGM Grand Poker Tournament to benefit the Major League Baseball Players Trust 

Action Team Blog Series: How the Action Team Experience has Shaped my future Goals

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I am currently a senior at my school and have been an active member of the Action Team since freshman year. My role as a captain is to plan and organize community service events for students and we do so almost every weekend. 
 
Our school’s efforts include feeding the homeless, working at a food bank and distributing groceries to elderly low-income senior citizens. I also encourage other members of my community to become involved in serving those in need. 
 

Alabama Players Help Newest Action Team School Hit the Ground “Running And Dancing”

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This past weekend, Major Leaguers and Action Team Captains in Alabama joined forces in support of two local community projects, when players Wesley Wright and Austin Adams  and teen Captains  from New Hope Academy to provide holiday cheer for senior citizens and volunteer support for a 5 Reindeer Fun Run in Prattville.

Action Teams Continue to Spread Cheer this Holiday Season

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As the holiday season unfolds, hundreds of Action Team Captains around the country continue to touch lives around them through their selfless giving—and they’re having fun doing it!

Derek Jeter Surprises Children at Annual Turn 2 Holiday Express

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Although his playing career may have ended, Derek Jeter has been spending a lot of his time in the New York area, most recently catching up with kids in need from the local community. On Monday, December 8, Derek surprised 485 children at his Turn 2 Foundation’s annual Holiday Express at AMC Lincoln Center Theatre. Holiday Express is an annual event that alternates locations between New York and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Viva, Las Vegas!

Major Leaguers – Past and Present – Head to Vegas for Pair of Charity Events
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For the first time in its 11-year history, the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s annual off-season, fund-raising golf tournament will be held in Las Vegas, when current and former big league all-stars tee off at Legendary Shadow Creek on Thursday, January 15, 2015. 
 
However, before taking their swings on the golf course, the players will test their card-playing skills when MGM Grand hosts a poker tournament benefiting the Players Trust on Wednesday, January 14.
 

When Tragedy Strikes Home, Major Leaguers Come Together to Respond

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Major Leaguers care about the places where they play and live, and, on Sunday, November 30, several players joined Newtown, Connecticut native and Boston Red Sox pitching prospect, Matt Barnes help provide area youth with a diversion as the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was approaching.

MLB Players Trust and Major Leaguers Support for Japanese Earthquake Victims Continues

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Three and a half years after an earthquake and tsunami  devastated  the northeastern Tohoku region of Japan, leaving more than 18,000 people dead and tens of thousands homeless, a $1 million grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust is still supporting recovery efforts.

The Players Trust and Japan Society Gather in Tokyo to Spotlight Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Recipients and Ongoing Recovery Work

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Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Japan Society announced it will host a press event in Tokyo to highlight the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s contribution to the Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund (JERF), and ongoing recovery work the fund supports.
 

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