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Major Leaguer Cameron Maybin is on a Mission to Help Kids

Angels Outfielder is #GoingToBat for Youth Where He Lives and Works
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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin‘s 10-year career has taken him through Detroit, Florida, San Diego, Atlanta, Detroit again and now Anaheim, but the speedy outfielder has not lost track of his roots.

Maybin, who recently turned 30, hails from Asheville, N.C., and he spent the 2016 holiday season in his hometown; but instead of just visiting with family and friends, he and his wife, Courtney, had a bigger idea in mind—the creation and launch of The Maybin Mission.

Coming Soon: “A Day in the Life of an Action Team Captain”

Renown music video and narrative content director Andrew Vallentine to help shine light on high school volunteers
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Hundreds of high school students from Maine to Maui are helping Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America train and inspire the next generation of volunteers through the Action Team national youth volunteer program.  These teens – Action Team Captains – in turn, plan, organize and participate in volunteer activities of their choosing that support causes important to their individual communities.

Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Saddles Up for Team #NVRQT

Lester, a cancer survivor, goes to bat for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
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Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jon Lester, has built quite the résumé through his first decade-plus in the majors, helping to win two World Series with the Boston Red Sox and adding another last year with the Cubs. Jon has also made four All-Star appearances, won an NLCS MVP award and a Babe Ruth Award, and has even pitched a no-hitter.

All-Star Evan Longoria goes yard for Literacy

Star third baseman hits it out of the park for summer reading program
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All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria has been a fixture with the Tampa Bay Rays since 2008 when as a rookie he helped the club reach its first World Series.

Over his first 10 big-league seasons, Longoria has accumulated a Rookie of the Year Award (2008), three All-Star appearances, two Gold Glove Awards and a Silver Slugger Award. In short, the Rays franchise leader in home runs and RBIs has done significant work to help his club succeed on the field.

Major League Baseball Players to Make Playground Dreams Come True in Opa-Locka, FL

In honor of upcoming 2017 All Star Game in Miami, the Players Trust and KaBOOM! team up to build new playground at Room2Bloom daycare center in Opa-Locka
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Tucked away neatly in an Opa-Locka, FL neighborhood sits Room2Bloom, a daycare center unlike most others. 

Spread out across an area that takes up nearly an entire city block, Room2Bloom resembles a mini college campus, with a main administration building and several separate classroom buildings.  All of the rooms are bright, colorful and full of energy (with the exception of nap time, of course!).

Chicago White Sox Infielder Todd Frazier Heaps Praise on High School Volunteers

Frazier joins Action Team Captains on Their Final National Conference Call of the School Year
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On Wednesday April 26, the Action Team hosted its third and final national conference call of the school year. Once again, the Action Team’s very own “iron man” and longtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster George Grande hosted the call – something he has done for every one of these calls since they began in 2009. Joining George was Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier, who was excited to be joining in the call to help celebrate National Volunteer Week, ( April 23-29.)

Volunteer Recognition Week - Major Leaguers Honor Action Team Captains with College Scholarships

Major Leaguers Celebrate National Volunteer Week by Awarding College Scholarships to Action Team Captains from 11 Different States
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NEW YORK, NY, April 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players will award $2,000 college scholarships to 20 high school students who have demonstrated their dedication to community service and determination to encourage others to get involved with causes they believe in, it was announced today by the Major League Baseball Players Trust.  Each scholarship recipient is a member of the Action Team® national youth volunteer program created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America.

Major Leaguer Rickie Weeks and Family Help Prepare Florida Youth for Bright Futures

Major leaguers going to bat to help others in need
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Rickie Weeks is enjoying his fourteenth season in the majors in 2017, his first with the Tampa Bay Rays.

A key cog in the Milwaukee Brewers organization for over a decade, the Altamonte Springs, FL native is making just as much of an impact off the field as he has on it. His baseball roots run deep, as his grandfather, Victor Weeks, was an outfielder in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s.

Major League Baseball Players Launch Infield Chatter, a New Mobile Social Community

The first-of-its-kind platform seeks to become the dedicated mobile destination for players and their passionate fans
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MORE THAN 1,000 PLAYERS FLOCK TO INFIELD CHATTER,

THE NEW MOBILE SOCIAL COMMUNITY THAT BRINGS FANS

 CLOSER TO MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYERS

 

–Groundbreaking initiative from Major League Baseball Players Association offers unique player-driven content, two-way player-fan engagement, fan contests and experiential sweepstakes, among other features in time for 2017 baseball season–

 

Major Leaguers Provide $42,000 Grant to Honor Legacy of Jackie Robinson

Players Trust bestows $42,000 grant to the Jackie Robinson Foundation
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NEW YORK, Monday, April 17, 2017 /3BL Media/  -- Major League baseball players will once again proudly bestow a $42,000 grant from the Players Trust to the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), the Trust announced on Friday, April 14 – the day before the baseball world celebrated the 70th anniversary of when Jackie made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and, by doing so, courageously shattered the game’s color barrier. 

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