#GoingToBat Community Spotlight

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight

The #GoingToBat Community Spotlight features individual Major Leaguers and their charity efforts in the community. To learn more about the charitable interests and activities of Major Leaguers, please visit http://playerstrust.org/individual-player-charities/

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Denard Span of the San Francisco Giants Catches the Hearts of Families
Denard Span knows a thing or two about lending a hand. Last night, Span made two unbelievable catches to help teammate Matt Moore take a no-hit bid into the 9th inning. Off the field, however, Span lends another type of hand. Growing up in a single parent home, Span gives credit to his Mom for the sacrifices she made so he could pursue his dream as a Major Leaguer. As...
Aug 26, 2016 2:30 PM ET
Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers Encourages Others to Rise to the Challenge
Clayton Kershaw can often be found on the mound when he’s at Dodger Stadium. Last Thursday, however, he found himself behind a ping pong table, alongside celebrities and teammates for the 4th annual PingPong4Purpose event. Kershaw’s Challenge, founded by Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, in 2011, began with Hope – not the feeling, but the name. In 2010, Ellen, traveling...
Aug 19, 2016 2:30 PM ET
Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians Helps Build a Stronger Generation
Carlos Carrasco, who grew up in Venezuela, learned to pitch and reached the Major Leagues with the Phillies at age 22, likes to show that if you work hard and pursue your dreams, anything can happen. The goal the hard-throwing right-hander most recently realized was U.S. citizenship. For months, teammates including Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli peppered him with questions, then last week...
Aug 12, 2016 4:45 PM ET
Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals Turns Challenges Into Charity
Rising to face challenges is a big part of Ryan Zimmerman’s identity. But the ones he’s confronted on the ballfield as a first baseman for the Nationals have been insignificant compared to his engagement against Multiple Scleroris – the chronic disease his mother Cheryl was diagnosed with when he was just 11. MS affects the central nervous system, disrupting the flow of...
Aug 5, 2016 3:45 PM ET
Trevor Plouffe of the Minnesota Twins Helps His Country While Inspiring a Younger Generation
Trevor Plouffe, Minnesota Twins third baseman, is all business on the field, but all smiles off of it. A kid at heart, he finds time to connect with children while benefiting the community, despite the grueling schedule of being a professional baseball player. In 2015, Plouffe teamed up with United Heroes League – formerly Defending the Base Line - an organization that aims to...
Jul 29, 2016 2:30 PM ET

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