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Players Trust Provides Funding for Approximately 1.5M lbs of Food, Water & Supplies to Puerto Rico

Hall of Famer Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez & Luis Aicea to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico on behalf of all Major Leaguers
Press Release

The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced it is providing a grant to Pacific Prowler Nonprofit’s Operation Airdrop, with support from the Office of the Governor in Puerto Rico and Unidos Por Puerto Rico, to distribute supplies to those suffering in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Major League Baseball Players to Provide $1 Million for Disaster Relief Across the Americas

Players Trust to provide funding support to nonprofits providing disaster aid in areas hit by recent hurricanes and earthquakes
Summary: 
  • Players provide funds to nonprofits committed to helping victims of recent natural disasters across the Caribbean, Mexico and United States
     
  • Players also pledge to donate $5 for every download of their Infield Chatter mobile app to the Players Trust in support of this disaster relief effort
Press Release
  • Players provide funds to nonprofits committed to helping victims of recent natural disasters across the Caribbean, Mexico and United States
     
  • Players also pledge to donate $5 for every download of their Infield Chatter mobile app to the Players Trust in support of this disaster relief effort

Charity Begins at Home for New York Mets Pitcher Steven Matz

Long Islander supports local causes close to his heart
Article

When Steven Matz made it to the major leagues, he knew he wanted to give back to the New York community.

So Matz started the TRU32 campaign in 2016 as a way to acknowledge and thank first responders from the area for their tireless efforts in keeping communities safe.

Matz, who wears No. 32, has hosted 32 first responders at every Wednesday home game during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

“They sacrifice their lives in their line of work, so just to show appreciation to them is what it’s all about,” Matz told ABC 7 New York.

Major Leaguers Eduardo Escobar, Steven Matz, Buster Posey, Anthony Rizzo, David Robertson & Mike Trout Selected by Fans as Division Finalists for 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

These six players placed on Players Choice Awards ballots for league-wide player voting on Tuesday, Sept. 19
Press Release

New York, NY, Monday, September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of baseball fans participated in a poll on MLBPlayers.com between September 12 and 17 to determine which players inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.

2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Nominees Showcase Diverse Community Commitment

MLBPA launches 2017 Players Choice Awards program with Marvin Miller Man of the Year nominations
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The 30 Major League Baseball players nominated by their teammates for the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year award showcase the diverse range of causes, commitments and creative approaches to community service taken by the current crop of big leaguers.

Fans to Help Major Leaguers Choose the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year

Marvin Miller Man of the Year award program honors Major Leaguers for their commitment to helping others
Press Release

NEW YORK, September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Online balloting at www.MLBPlayers.com opened today so fans can select the six division finalists for the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which goes to the player whose on-field performance and contributions to his community most inspire others to higher levels of achievement.

From Arizona to Venezuela Major Leaguer David Peralta is Committed to Improving the Lives of Others in Need

Major Leaguers are #GoingToBat for causes close to their hearts
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Even though Major Leaguer David Peralta is far away from Venezuela in terms of distance while playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the United States, his troubled home country remains close to his heart.

As is the case of many Venezuelan players in Major League Baseball, much of his family still lives in the South American country, where ongoing political unrest has caused shortages of food and medical supplies in addition to widespread violence.

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. 

Kris Bryant to Shine Light on Wings for Life Foundation During #PlayersWeekend

Chicago Cubs all-star supports cause to honor a friend injured during a baseball game
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Players Weekend, when Major Leaguers are permitted to wear nicknames on their jerseys and customize their equipment, provides a great opportunity for Cubs superstar Kris Bryant to pay homage to the three cities he’s called home as well as to a friend who inspired his charitable efforts toward funding research projects to help find cures for spinal cord injuries.

Major Leaguers to Shine a Light on Others During First-Ever Players Weekend

The personalities and favorite causes to take center stage on Players Weekend
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It promises to be a wonderful weekend full of color, creative artwork and memorable nicknames, when Major Leaugers take the field August 25-17 for their first-ever Players Weekend. 

Curtis Granderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers and his fellow players want to let their fans get to know them a little better during Players Weekend.

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