It was a banner summer for the Players Trust programs that engage kids in their communities when school is out.
Buses for Baseball brought underserved kids to the ballpark, through City Clinics players helped inner-city kids learn the game, Action Teams partnered with players to serve their communities and Operation Backpack ensured that some of the neediest children will have sufficient school supplies when they return to the classroom.
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.
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.
My name is Ryan Blay, an Action Team Captain who just graduated from Jefferson Academy High School in Broomfield, Colorado. Last year, I was introduced to the Action Team — a partnership of Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust. As my school’s Key Club president, I wanted to have my club start an Action Team so we could have more ways of helping the community.
NEW YORK, July 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission online through Monday, November 2, 2015.
Blanketed by a late-night snowstorm, Queens Vocational Technical High School in Long Island City, N.Y., seemed still from the outside on a cold, slushy Saturday in late January.
But it was anything but calm on the inside, where 25 Action Team volunteers were hosting a baseball clinic featuring Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano that would also serve as the backdrop for the taping of the Action Team’s newest Public Service Announcement campaign.
NEW YORK, July 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Action Team national youth volunteer program’s newest public service announcement will make its network television debut during this evening’s FOX broadcast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game (Coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET).
The public service announcement features MLB All-Star outfielder, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and New York Yankees pitcher, Chris Capuano.
Co-hosts Jay Bruce and Eric Davis to be joined by a ‘who’s who’ lineup of Cincinnati Reds and Major League legends golfing to benefit Arc of Ohio & Beaumont (TX), Dave Parker 39 Foundation
NEW YORK, July 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce and former Reds All Star Eric Davis are teaming up to co-host the third annual Players Trust All Star Golf Tournament at Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, July 15 – the day after the Queen City hosts the 86th MLB All-Star Game.
During a week in which Cincinnati will become the center of the baseball universe, golfers and baseball fans alike will be able to combine two of America’s greatest passions for an unforgettable day on one of the area’s most prestigious golf courses.
The Players Trust soaked in the California sunshine last week, while participating in a series of events on the west coast, starting with Buses for Baseball in San Francisco followed by back-to-back City Clinics in the Bay Area and Anaheim.