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#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Miguel Cabrera

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Miggy making a difference in kids’ lives

MIAMI, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera traded in his uniform for a tuxedo a few weeks ago at The Miggy Ball Gala, his foundation’s inaugural charity event. The event was held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, where Cabrera resides in the offseason.

Live and silent auctions were held during the Jan. 28 event. Proceeds supported local youth baseball programs and scholarships facilitated by The Miguel Cabrera Foundation.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: David Price

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Price kicks in $300,000 for field for disabled kids

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Home was where David Price’s heart was last week when he announced he was donating $300,000 toward a baseball field designed to accommodate disabled kids at the same park he began his ascent as a player.

Community Charities Win Players Trust Golf Tournament Again

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LAS VEGAS – Charities doing great work in their communities here and around the world were the big winners of the 12th annual Players Trust golf tournament on Thursday (Jan. 14) when more than 50 current and former players competed for prizes and bragging rights at the beautiful and challenging Cascata course.

Rising young stars Bryce Harper of the Nationals and Kris Bryant, who both live in Las Vegas, co-hosted the fund-raising event to benefit charitable organizations selected by the players, including Las Vegas area nonprofits selected by Bryant and Harper. 

More Than 50 Current and Former Players to Attend Players Trust Fund-raising Events

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January 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Players Trust golf tournament in Las Vegas on Jan. 14 will feature the most star-studded group of players in its 12-year history.

Las Vegas natives Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper are headlining a group of more than 50 current and former players currently scheduled to attend the fund raiser for the players’ collective charity. The day before the golf tournament at the challenging Cascata Golf Course, the Players Trust will hold its annual players meeting and the MGM Grand will host its second annual poker tournament to benefit the Trust.

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.

Adam Ottavino and Steven Souza, Jr. Help Players Trust Brighten Birthdays

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Adam Ottavino and Steven Souza, Jr. made appearances this month at birthday parties that Volunteers of America and the Players Trust hold for disadvantaged kids living in VOA facilities for low-income, transitional and homeless people.

This was the first year that the Players Trust has funded VOA’s Brightening Birthdays program, which provide children, regardless of socioeconomic background and living situation, an opportunity to celebrate their birthdays like other kids.

Players Provide Special Baseball Clinics for Military Families

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Major Leaguers brought their City Clinics instructional program to veterans and their families in Arizona and Texas in the weeks following the regular season – and sandwiched between the Veterans Day holiday.

Chris Capuano, A.J. Griffin, Donnie Murphy and Eric Young, Jr. took part in a clinic held in Phoenix on Nov. 7, sharing their love for the game with 65 kids whose dads, moms and other relatives have served in the U.S. military.

Action Team Captains from Maine Fall into Service

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This month, Action Team Captains from Brunswick, Me., made their annual trip via ferry to Peaks Island, to spruce up one of Volunteers of America’s affordable senior housing facilities.

Despite strong winds and crisp temperatures, Captains boarded the ferry that afternoon after school, and took the 20-minute trip to Fay Garman House, where they then broke off into groups to assist with yard work, organizing the library and children’s center and cleaning up outside the elementary school.

Kris Bryant & Bryce Harper to Co-Host Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Las Vegas Charities and Others

Activities also include MGM Grand Poker Tournament to benefit the Players Trust
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October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Major Leaguers and Las Vegas natives, Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, will serve as co-hosts of the 12th annual Players Trust fund-raising golf tournament at prestigious Cascata on Thursday, January 14, 2016, when more than 30 current and former Major Leaguers visit the area to attend the Players Trust’s annual board meeting.

Major Leaguers, MLB Donate $250,000 to Help Flood Victims

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NEW YORK, October 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball are jointly contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that have ravaged parts of South Carolina.

Some of the hardest hit areas in South Carolina are those that many current and former Major Leaguers call home.  With that in mind, and after consultation with several area Players, the $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations capable of lending assistance to the neediest victims.

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