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.
BEDFORD, Mass. — A little rain didn’t dampen a fun-filled morning of baseball for a group of autistic young people who received instruction and encouragement from a group of Red Sox and Twins players as part of the Players Trust’s City Clinics program.
Major Leaguers – Past and Present – Head to Vegas for Pair of Charity Events
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.
Each year an increasing number of high school students across the U.S. are joining the Action Team national youth volunteer program. When they join the Action Team, they’re joining a team that’s 50,000 strong, and one that includes Major League baseball players and students from Maine to Maui and points in between.
For over 10 years the Action Team Captains have been making a positive impact in their communities through a variety of activities, including neighborhood cleanups, volunteering at senior centers, and hosting other charitable efforts.
With the new school year approaching that means we are just a few weeks shy of a brand new Action Team year! Let’s throw it back to 2009 with our #TBT 2009 Action Team PSA featuring Major Leaguers Curtis Granderson, Jake Peavy and Shane Victorino.