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Charity Begins at Home for New York Mets Pitcher Steven Matz

Long Islander supports local causes close to his heart
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When Steven Matz made it to the major leagues, he knew he wanted to give back to the New York community.

So Matz started the TRU32 campaign in 2016 as a way to acknowledge and thank first responders from the area for their tireless efforts in keeping communities safe.

Matz, who wears No. 32, has hosted 32 first responders at every Wednesday home game during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

“They sacrifice their lives in their line of work, so just to show appreciation to them is what it’s all about,” Matz told ABC 7 New York.

Curtis Granderson's GrandKids Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back

Granderson's charitable efforts aids thousands of youth through a variety of education, physical fitness and nutrition focused programs
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More than 500 of Curtis Granderson's family, friends, teammates and fans spent Monday (April 7) evening at the New York City Public Library on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan helping Curtis, a New York Mets outfielder, and his Grand Kids Foundation celebrate 10 years of outstanding and inspiring community service. 

Aramark, New York Mets Recognized for Food Waste Minimization Efforts

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Aramark, Citi Field's food and beverage provider, and the New York Mets have been recognized by the New York City Department of Sanitation with a "Certificate of Amazing Participation" for their continuous support and exemplary commitment to their organics program.  

Habitat for Humanity and the New York Mets Slide into Home

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ATLANTA, March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Coming “home” will have a different meaning for the New York Mets as they kick off the baseball season on April 3. Habitat for Humanity will launch its first nationwide cause campaign, Home is the Key during the Mets home opener to raise awareness and support of the critical need for affordable housing in the country and around the world.

Marvin Miller Man of the Year Curtis Granderson Racks Up Meals for the Hungry

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Curtis Granderson, who this week was presented with the Marvin Miller Man of the Year by his peers as part of the 25th annual Players Choice Awards, had no sooner left the MLB Network studio from which the awards show was broadcast before returning to his mission of ending food insecurity in impoverished neighborhoods.

It was the middle of November, after all, and his month-long Grand Giving hunger relief campaign was in full swing in his hometown of Chicago and his adopted home of New York City. He had people to see and hungry kids to feed.

Curtis Granderson, Lance McCullers, Rob Refsnyder, Anthony Rizzo, David Robertson & Justin Turner Selected by Fans as Division Winners for 2016 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

These six placed on 2016 Players Choice Awards ballots for league-wide player voting on Tuesday, September 20
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NEW YORK, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of baseball fans participated in an Internet poll on www.MLBPlayers.com between September 13 and 18 to determine which players inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.

Ken Griffey Jr., Curtis Granderson and Andrew McCutchen Take Center Stage for MLBPA/MLB Youth Initiative

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Players and officials took a moment from their Major League Baseball schedules Thursday to focus on reinvigorating youth baseball in local communities across America.

The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation named Hall-of-Fame electee Ken Griffey Jr. as its Youth Ambassador and announced financial contributions to projects supported by Mets star Curtis Granderson and former All-Stars John Franco and Marquis Grissom.

Building Bikes for Children in Need with the NY Mets and Bike NY

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This holiday season, Bloomberg employees joined forces with the New York Mets and Bike New York to build and distribute 1,000 bicycles for children in need in the five boroughs of New York City. More than 400 Bloomberg, Mets and Bike NY employees gathered at Citi Field for what turned out to be the largest bike-build in the Northeast.

Matt Barnes Hosts 3rd Annual Charity Clinic for Sandy Hook

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — Matt Barnes this past weekend drew about 125 kids to his third annual youth baseball clinic to promote healing and the rebirth of normalcy in the community where 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a school rampage shooting in December 2012.

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