Major Leaguers In The Community

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Major Leaguers In The Community

Major Leaguers In The Community highlights the individual philanthropy efforts of Major League Baseball players, as well as their personal charities and charities they support.

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Hector Santiago of the Minnesota Twins “Goes Home” to Share Baseball Gifts
See the full video at! Because of their caring and commitment to people in need, Major League Baseball players formed the Players Trust -- a charitable foundation that is the first of its kind in...
Nov 17, 2016 4:30 PM ET
Jake Peavy and Volunteers of America Upgrade Veterans Transitional Home
Jake Peavy led a team of volunteers who spent part of the weekend building out a community area at a transitional home for more than 30 formerly homeless veterans in Mobile, Ala., called Eagle’s Landing. The service project brought together the Jake Peavy Foundation and Home Depot together with Volunteers of America Southeast, a local affiliate of the Players Trust’s national partner...
Nov 16, 2016 1:00 PM ET
Major Leaguers & Our Children’s Vision Give the Gift of Sight
On a beautiful fall day in Gary, IN, a pair of former Major League baseball players returned to their roots bearing the gift of vision.  Northwest Indiana natives, LaTroy Hawkins and Kenny Lofton represented all Major Leaguers, when they participated in a free World Sight Day (October 13, 2016) vision event co-hosted by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and the Sydney, Australia...
Oct 18, 2016 1:30 PM ET
Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness
NEW YORK, October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Baseball and kids are a classic combination, but what happens when those kids struggle to see? When they can’t see clearly enough to catch a fly ball, connect with a pitch, or read the scoreboard? But it isn’t just about their performance on the field, children with uncorrected vision are hindered in the classroom and in every aspect of...
Oct 4, 2016 11:15 AM ET
Major Leaguers Provide Funds From Players Trust to Help Houston Area Little Leaguers Return to the Diamond
NEW YORK, September 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - When floods ravaged the Houston, TX area this past spring, the Players Trust stepped to the plate with an $18,000 grant to help get two area Little Leagues back on the field.  The grant funded the purchase and distribution of new equipment to ensure that 600 youth from West Oaks and Bear Creek Little Leagues would be able to take the field by the...
Sep 21, 2016 3:30 PM ET