#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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David Ortiz Helps Children in the Places He Calls Home
With 24 home runs and a .315 batting average, David Ortiz’s booming bat doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in his farewell season, nor does his work with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund – a legacy of giving that will last long beyond his retirement. In February 2005, Ortiz visited children at the CEDIMAT Hospital in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Overwhelmed by the...
Jul 22, 2016 2:45 PM ET
Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds Takes a Swing for Those at Home
Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, has hit 18 homeruns so far this season. The biggest swing he’ll take, however, is during the Jay Bruce Golf Benefit and Tournament this November. Bruce’s older sister, Kellan, has intellectual and developmental disabilities, which inspired Bruce to create the golf benefit in 2010. Although his playing career has brought him to Cincinnati,...
Jul 8, 2016 1:30 PM ET
Sean Doolittle of the Oakland Athletics Celebrates America’s Freedom by Giving Back
The Fourth of July is a day Americans celebrate their freedom, but for Sean Doolittle it’s also a day to recognize those who gave people that freedom. Doolittle, a reliever with the A’s, is the seventh cousin of General Jimmy Doolittle, an aviation pioneer. He is credited with calculating that the 16 B-25 Army Air Force Mitchell bombers could be launched using “short-field takeoffs” –...
Jul 1, 2016 1:00 PM ET
Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees Teaches Children the Importance of Education
Carlos Beltran recorded a hit and three RBIs on Wednesday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Colorado Rockies. What he did after the game, however, left an even bigger impression. Beltran’s third annual gala was held at Gotham Hall in Manhattan Wednesday evening. Proceeds from the baseball-themed event “Let’s Score!” benefit the Carlos Beltran Foundation, which helps promote health...
Jun 24, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox Rocks Out to Raise Funds for Children
Clay Buchholz usually throws strikes to benefit the Red Sox, but on July 7 the two-time All-Star will try rolling them to benefit a host of children’s charities his foundation supports. The 4th Annual Buchholz Bowl and Benefit Bash is being held to fund the Clay Buchholz Foundation, which he founded with his wife, Lindsay, in March 2013. The Clay Buchholz Foundation...
Jun 17, 2016 1:15 PM ET

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