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Double Play: T‑Mobile Increases Donations for MLB World Series Support for Little League

Parents and coaches share stories of how the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program helps kids in need.
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By Shawna Ryan, T-Mobile Stories

“As a single parent, I don’t get these opportunities very often for my son, but thanks to this program he was able to have the best summer of his life,” said Joanna Brown, a Little League parent from Ketchikan, Alaska.

Baseball, Softball and 5G for All. T-Mobile Turns Up Donations for Little League® During the World Series

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  • What's the news: The Un-carrier is increasing its support of families in need, donating $10,000 per home run during the World Series to help cover Little League registration fees. And, when you text “LittleLeague” to 313131, T-Mobile will donate $5 per text to support a kid in your area, up to an additional $2 million. Plus, T-Mobile is giving away five 5G smartphones every 5th inning during the series.
  • Why it matters: Little League is where many kids across the country first experience teamwork and learn the true meaning of sportsmanship … and thanks to these donations, thousands more will be able to play who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
  • Who it's for: Little Leaguers® with big league dreams. 
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  • What's the news: The Un-carrier is increasing its support of families in need, donating $10,000 per home run during the World Series to help cover Little League registration fees. And, when you text “LittleLeague” to 313131, T-Mobile will donate $5 per text to support a kid in your area, up to an additional $2 million. Plus, T-Mobile is giving away five 5G smartphones every 5th inning during the series.
  • Why it matters: Little League is where many kids across the country first experience teamwork and learn the true meaning of sportsmanship … and thanks to these donations, thousands more will be able to play who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
  • Who it's for: Little Leaguers® with big league dreams. 

Little League® Baseball and Softball Gets Big Love from T‑Mobile This MLB Postseason … $1M+ Big!

Summary: 
  • What's the news:  The Un-carrier is donating $5,000 per home run hit during the MLB Postseason to the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program to help cover registration fees next season for families in need. And, when fans text “LittleLeague” to 313131, T-Mobile will donate another $1 per text to their local Little League, up to an additional $1 million.
  • Why it matters: It’s been a trying year … families and Little Leagues across the country are experiencing financial challenges as a result.
  • Who it's for: The future MLB All-Stars and everyone who supports ‘em. 
Press Release
  • What's the news:  The Un-carrier is donating $5,000 per home run hit during the MLB Postseason to the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program to help cover registration fees next season for families in need. And, when fans text “LittleLeague” to 313131, T-Mobile will donate another $1 per text to their local Little League, up to an additional $1 million.
  • Why it matters: It’s been a trying year … families and Little Leagues across the country are experiencing financial challenges as a result.
  • Who it's for: The future MLB All-Stars and everyone who supports ‘em. 

Celebrate Black History Month: For the Love of Baseball and Small-Town Life

Hugh Gorie’s passion keeps the mostly black Community All-Star Baseball League thriving in rural South Carolina
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The sounds of our national pastime resonate in rural South Carolina, thanks to one man’s lifelong love of the game.

On weekdays, you'll find Duke Energy security officer Hugh Gorie helping keep watch over Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca, S.C. On weekends from April to September, you'll find him on baseball diamonds across his native South Carolina, keeping baseball alive in towns such as Newberry, Lancaster and Lexington. Here, the men play for the love of the game and for the fans who cheer them on -- when those fans aren’t tending to their grills for the postgame cookout.

For Opening Day, Aramark Loads the Bases With Better-For-You Options

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Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is just around the corner, and Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and beverage partner of nine MLB teams, is unveiling its 2019 ballpark menu highlights, full of new takes on ballpark favorites and better-for-you options.  

Major League Baseball Players Association Year in Review: Players Make Connections With All Those Who Play and Love the Game

Major League Baseball Players and their union are committed to growing the game while honoring its past
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The Major League Baseball Players Association had quite a year in 2017, on and off the field, as the union began its second 50 years of advancing and protecting players' rights.

Advancing players' interests took on exciting new forms in 2017 as Executive Director Tony Clark sought to broaden the player fraternity's reach by strengthening ties to the former player community, providing new and better platforms for active players to engage with fans and moving ahead with the vision of building a solid foundation to support and develop youth baseball around the world.

School’s in Session & Hundreds of High School Action Team Captains Are Set to Embark on Another Year of Helping Their Neighbors in Need

High School Students and Major Leaguers are Training and Inspiring the Next Generation of Volunteers
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Now that Labor Day has come and gone, hundreds of Action Teams of student volunteers from high schools across the country are gearing up for another year of teaming with Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers.

Since the Action Team launched more than a decade ago, over 91,000 high school students have volunteered through the program to help more than 280,000 people in need. 

Aramark, New York Mets Recognized for Food Waste Minimization Efforts

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Aramark, Citi Field's food and beverage provider, and the New York Mets have been recognized by the New York City Department of Sanitation with a "Certificate of Amazing Participation" for their continuous support and exemplary commitment to their organics program.  

DePaul Students Create New Sustainability strategies for FOX Sports and MLB as Part of FOX Sports University

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Public Relations students at DePaul University in Chicago met with senior executives from 21st Century Fox, FOX Sports, and Major League Baseball on June 5 to pitch new project ideas and marketing campaigns for the companies’ joint environmental sustainability efforts.

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