Care. Act. Inspire. - The Major League Baseball Players Trust
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2016 was the 20th year Major League Baseball Players have been stepping to the plate to help their neighbors in need through the Players Trust. The Players Trust doesn't replace what Major Leaguers do individually to support the causes close to their hearts; it allows the Players to help causes important to the group while encouraging others to care, act and inspire. For more information, please visit www.PlayersTrust.org
Slugging outfielder Nelson Cruz became the first Major League ambassador of the “Baseball Cares” initiative in the Dominican Republic last week (Jan. 22) when his cash donation was parlayed into mobility equipment to help disabled people get around his hometown of Las Matas de Santa Cruz and surrounding communities in the province of Monte Cristi.
In the past, Cruz, like many Dominican-born players, would purchase much-needed items like wheel chairs, used medical equipment, ambulances, and fireman equipment from the United States and have it shipped to the Dominican Republic.
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.
George Springer is among the approximately 70 million people who stutter, but he doesn’t allow the condition to keep him from living a high-profile life and speaking publicly.
The Astros’ right fielder hosted a bowling event on Monday night at Lucky Strikes in Houston in to launch the George Springer Kids Fund and raise money and awareness for the Stuttering Association for the Young, or SAY.
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.