Major leaguers going to bat to help others in need
Rickie Weeks is enjoying his fourteenth season in the majors in 2017, his first with the Tampa Bay Rays.
A key cog in the Milwaukee Brewers organization for over a decade, the Altamonte Springs, FL native is making just as much of an impact off the field as he has on it. His baseball roots run deep, as his grandfather, Victor Weeks, was an outfielder in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s.
Action Team youth volunteer Ambassador combines passions for baseball and helping others
This Action Team Ambassador combines passions for baseball and helping others.
Action Team Ambassador Juan Salinas-Bentley didn’t derive nearly as much satisfaction from his baseball team’s 19-1 win over neighboring Palm Beach Lakes in February as he did from raising funds to help the financially stressed school pay the $1,485 for umpires it needed to complete this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder, Andrew McCutchen, has become the face of the Pirates franchise over the course of his nine big league seasons.
‘Cutch’ took home the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player honors and has been elected to the NL All-Star team five times in his career, however, perhaps the most significant accolade he has received is the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. The award, which shows a player’s sportsmanship, community involvement and contributions to his respective team, is voted on by the fans and members of the media.
Recently, over 100 Amgen employees from the Device & Final Drug Product Technologies team worked with Mountains Restoration Trust to plant California native trees on the Potrero Creek Restoration Project in Newbury Park.
With Benevity’s user-centric technology, TQL increased giving by more than 33%
CALGARY, AB, January 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Total Quality Logistics, the second largest freight brokerage firm in North America, achieved a record-high participation rate of 75% in its 2016 annual employee giving campaign – its inaugural year using a new charitable giving software platform.
Company philanthropic efforts over the holidays are nothing new – in fact, many companies have heritage campaigns they've committed to year over year. Yet, each year heralds in new campaigns and innovations to existing efforts and this holiday season is no different. This past month we saw brands make landmark donation commitments, react to real-time news – executives even slept on the streets to show how they care. Here's a roundup of the latest seasonal campaigns that caught our eye:
Isn't it funny how much bigger everything seemed when you were a kid? I recently had the chance to revisit the house I grew up in as a child – the same house my family lost when I was just 15 years old. Walking inside again all these years later, I was stunned at how small it felt. In my memories, through my eyes as a child, everything seemed so much bigger.
From Oct 17-21, thousands of NetSuite employees from around the world will show their commitment to making a positive impact in their communities
From Oct 17-21, thousands of NetSuite employees from around the world will show their commitment to making a positive impact in their communities during Global Impact Week, NetSuite’s annual week of service.
Global Impact Week gives employees a chance to celebrate ways to give back locally through volunteer service and in-office donation drives.
We take great pride in the local footprint we have created in the communities in which we operate. Sappi’s history within North America dates back to the 1850s, and it’s no surprise our civic involvement has also been active from the very beginning. Strong collaboration between Sappi and local institutions, organizations and partners reflects Sappi’s commitment to support the community. In turn, the community is able to fulfill more needs in areas such as research and education, creating a positive cycle of mutual benefits.