#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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Chris Archer of Tampa Bay Rays Provides Valuable Lessons for Youth
Turning pages helps Rays starter Chris Archer turn around lives. The tall, lean right-hander came across Paulo Coelho’s allegorical novel “The Alchemist” a few years ago. Drawing inspiration from the story about a shepherd named Santiago’s journey to fulfill his destiny, Archer created the Archway Foundation as a way to use his platform as a baseball player to positively impact lives....
Jun 10, 2016 2:30 PM ET
George Springer of the Houston Astros Speaks Up for Children Who Stutter
George Springer, outfielder for the Houston Astros, gave participants of his second annual bowling tournament plenty to talk about by raising awareness and money for children who stutter. Springer, who has struggled with stuttering since he was a child, joined the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) as a spokesperson. “Some people have blue eyes, some have blonde hair, and...
Jun 3, 2016 3:00 PM ET
#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Brad Ziegler
On Memorial Day weekend, people across the United States take time to thank those who serve and remember those who lost their lives while serving. D-Backs reliever Brad Ziegler makes it a year-round mission to honor servicemen and servicewomen. Ziegler founded Pastime for Patriots whose mission is to honor all members of our armed forces and their families for their sacrifices to our...
May 27, 2016 12:35 PM ET
#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: David Robertson
When David Robertson isn’t on the mound for the White Sox, he spends his time working with his foundation – High Socks for Hope. Robertson and his wife, Erin, founded High Socks for Hope in 2011 after a tornado devastated his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala.  Originally founded to support victims of natural disasters, High Socks for Hope has spread its mission to helping the homeless,...
May 20, 2016 3:05 PM ET
#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Max Scherzer
Max Scherzer is raising money with each strikeout he throws this season. After his twenty strikeout performance Wednesday night, he’s off to a great start. Scherzer and his wife, Erica, are joining the nonprofit organization, Polaris, to help eradicate modern slavery. Polaris, named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., now has a star of its own. ...
May 13, 2016 12:00 PM ET

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