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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. 

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.

The Players Trust 2016 Year in Review

Care. Act. Inspire. - The Major League Baseball Players Trust
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2016 was the 20th year Major League Baseball Players have been stepping to the plate to help their neighbors in need through the Players Trust. The Players Trust doesn't replace what Major Leaguers do individually to support the causes close to their hearts; it allows the Players to help causes important to the group while encouraging others to care, act and inspire.  For more information, please visit www.PlayersTrust.org

Jake Peavy and Volunteers of America Upgrade Veterans Transitional Home

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Jake Peavy led a team of volunteers who spent part of the weekend building out a community area at a transitional home for more than 30 formerly homeless veterans in Mobile, Ala., called Eagle’s Landing.

The service project brought together the Jake Peavy Foundation and Home Depot together with Volunteers of America Southeast, a local affiliate of the Players Trust’s national partner that operates the Eagles Landing facility and others like it across the country.

Players Trust to Bestow $260,000 to Nonprofits Selected by 2016 Players Choice Awards Winners

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Tonight on MLB Network (8-9:30 PM ET) the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) will announce the winners of its 25th annual presentation of the Players Choice Awards.  The awards program will be presented by MLB The Show™ and sponsored by Majestic Athletic.

The Players Choice Awards, in which the players themselves recognize excellence on and off the field, have been presented by the MLBPA, since 1992, when Major Leaguers selected Dennis Eckersley and Barry Bonds as the AL and NL Outstanding Players, respectively.   

Major Leaguers Provide Funds From Players Trust to Help Houston Area Little Leaguers Return to the Diamond

Max Stassi & Jose Cruz, Jr. to participate in formal equipment presentation on Saturday, September 24 at George Bush Park
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NEW YORK, September 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - When floods ravaged the Houston, TX area this past spring, the Players Trust stepped to the plate with an $18,000 grant to help get two area Little Leagues back on the field.  The grant funded the purchase and distribution of new equipment to ensure that 600 youth from West Oaks and Bear Creek Little Leagues would be able to take the field by the start of their fall season.

Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds Takes a Swing for Those at Home

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Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, has hit 18 homeruns so far this season. The biggest swing he’ll take, however, is during the Jay Bruce Golf Benefit and Tournament this November.

Bruce’s older sister, Kellan, has intellectual and developmental disabilities, which inspired Bruce to create the golf benefit in 2010.

Sean Doolittle of the Oakland Athletics Celebrates America’s Freedom by Giving Back

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The Fourth of July is a day Americans celebrate their freedom, but for Sean Doolittle it’s also a day to recognize those who gave people that freedom.

Doolittle, a reliever with the A’s, is the seventh cousin of General Jimmy Doolittle, an aviation pioneer. He is credited with calculating that the 16 B-25 Army Air Force Mitchell bombers could be launched using “short-field takeoffs” – less than 500 feet of a runway on an aircraft carrier.

George Springer of the Houston Astros Speaks Up for Children Who Stutter

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George Springer, outfielder for the Houston Astros, gave participants of his second annual bowling tournament plenty to talk about by raising awareness and money for children who stutter.

Springer, who has struggled with stuttering since he was a child, joined the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) as a spokesperson.

“Some people have blue eyes, some have blonde hair, and some people stutter,” Springer said on SAY.org. “I’ve never let it hold me back and with SAY, I want to help kids who stutter build the confidence they need to pursue their dreams.”

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipients Celebrate Their Hard Work and Weiner’s Legacy

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Six Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipients attended a luncheon at the Major League Baseball Players Association‘s midtown Manhattan office today in honor of their hard work and commitment to the labor movement.

During the luncheon hosted by the Players Trust, the recipients were able to speak with members of the MLBPA’s labor relations department and other staff, sharing experiences and learning from those who worked closely with Michael Weiner.

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