Watch: Major Leaguers and Action Team Teens Spruce Up Blue Butterfly Village

Feb 4, 2016 12:05 PM ET
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Forty-five Action Team Captains from Southern California joined Major Leaguers Trevor Plouffe (Twins), Rob Rasmussen (Angels) and Chad Smith (Rangers) in a project intended to help normalize the lives of troubled veterans and their families. The ballplayers and high school volunteers from El Camino, Newbury Park and Westlake spent much of Jan. 24 sprucing up a garden – planting vegetables, setting up irrigation and hanging protective netting – at Blue Butterfly Village, a former military base that now serves as a community dedicated to homeless veterans as well as those who have a history of domestic violence or military sexual trauma. To read the full story, click here.