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Players Trust to Bestow $260,000 to Nonprofits Selected by 2016 Players Choice Awards Winners

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Tonight on MLB Network (8-9:30 PM ET) the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) will announce the winners of its 25th annual presentation of the Players Choice Awards.  The awards program will be presented by MLB The Show™ and sponsored by Majestic Athletic.

The Players Choice Awards, in which the players themselves recognize excellence on and off the field, have been presented by the MLBPA, since 1992, when Major Leaguers selected Dennis Eckersley and Barry Bonds as the AL and NL Outstanding Players, respectively.   

Ideas that Matter 2016 | The 826 Anthology of Student Writing

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Ideas that Matter winner McSweeney’s created an anthology of student work from each of 826 National’s seven chapters. 826 is a network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to inspiring students to cultivate their writing skills—encouraging them to share their voices, explore creativity and imagine a brighter future.

To learn more about their project, please visit: http://bit.ly/2eZ3ejc

Ideas That Matter 2016 | ALL AMERICA: We See Changemakers Everywhere

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Ideas that Matter winner Felicidad is creating a print publication that will feature outstanding, inspirational stories about social innovators from all corners of the U.S., and from all groups, showcasing the changemaking energy in this country for Ashoka’s initiative All America.

To learn more about their project, please visit: http://bit.ly/2eot7gT

To learn more about Sappi North America's Ideas that Matter program, please visit: http://bit.ly/1jm9Vfc

Ideas the Matter 2016 | The Growing Girls Project

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Our Ideas that Matter program is meant to inspire change and drive social good through print. The graphic design MFA program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) is helping to lay the foundation for a lifetime of sexual and reproductive health by supporting young girls in Baltimore with innovative puberty educational tools through The Growing Girls Project, which is supported by the Johns Hopkins University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.

Ideas that Matter 2016 | Extraordinary Playscapes

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Today we begin our features on the 2016 Ideas that Matter grant winners. This week we take a look at Design Museum Foundation’s work for Extraordinary Playscapes.They plan to create Playground Passports, outdoor kiosks, a website, and a catalog to amplify the reach of a national traveling exhibition on the design and importance of imaginative outdoor play.

To learn more about their project, please visit: http://bit.ly/2cn9AqP

IBM Grant Helps Stop Hunger Now Develop Strategic IT Vision

Guest Blog by Rod Brooks, President & CEO of Stop Hunger Now
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Technology can play a critical role in a nonprofit organization’s ability to raise awareness for its cause, inspire and attract staff and volunteers, and serve its constituents.  In Citizen IBM, the President & CEO of Stop Hunger Now writes about how an IBM Impact Grant helped his organization develop a strategic roadmap for its technology solutions and services. Read the full story here

Major Leaguers Provide Funds From Players Trust to Help Houston Area Little Leaguers Return to the Diamond

Max Stassi & Jose Cruz, Jr. to participate in formal equipment presentation on Saturday, September 24 at George Bush Park
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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 start of their fall season.

Sappi North America Announces Recipients of the 17th Ideas that Matter Grant

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BOSTON, September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the eight grant recipients of its 17th annual Ideas that Matter program, where financial support is given to designer applicants who create and implement print projects for social impact.

Curtis Granderson, Lance McCullers, Rob Refsnyder, Anthony Rizzo, David Robertson & Justin Turner Selected by Fans as Division Winners for 2016 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

These six placed on 2016 Players Choice Awards ballots for league-wide player voting on Tuesday, September 20
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NEW YORK, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of baseball fans participated in an Internet poll on www.MLBPlayers.com between September 13 and 18 to determine which players inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.

Adam Jones, the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year, Leads by Example

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Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles center fielder, was born in San Diego, Calif. Baltimore, however has been his home since joining the Orioles in 2008. He is one of the strengths of the Orioles’ team, yet his connection to the local community is even stronger.

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