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#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Jake Peavy

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Jake Peavy goes from pitching baseball to playing guitar for his foundation’s annual benefit concert.

Peavy’s Hero Jam was held on March 13 at LiveWire in the heart of the city’s Entertainment District with proceeds benefiting the United Service Organization’s Transition 360 Alliance. The national initiative helps U.S. military personnel and their families successfully transition back into civilian life after their active military service ends.

FOX Sports President Eric Shanks and Mark Cuban Discuss Value of Lifelong Learning at Indiana University

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On February 18, FOX Sports President Eric Shanks and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban returned to their alma mater Indiana University for "The Future of Sports and Technology Panel," a conversation about trends in the sports business and the value of education. More than 400 students and faculty attended, including the university's current participants in FOX Sports University, a unique program giving college students hands-on experience in the sports industry. Dr.

Sam Fuld, Major Leaguers Come Together to Raise Money for Type1 Diabetes

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Twelve Major Leaguers from eight different clubs played in the 2nd annual Sam Fuld SLAMDiabetes Tampa Classic Wiffle ball tournament at the University of South Florida on Dec. 12 to fund camps for children who have Type 1 diabetes.

Chris Archer, Jose Bautista, Chris Colabello, Slade Heathcott, Dan Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, Andrew Miller, Matt Moore, Logan Morrison, John Ryan Murphy and Denard Span joined Fuld for the tournament.

Major Leaguers, MLB Donate $250,000 to Help Flood Victims

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NEW YORK, October 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball are jointly contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that have ravaged parts of South Carolina.

Some of the hardest hit areas in South Carolina are those that many current and former Major Leaguers call home.  With that in mind, and after consultation with several area Players, the $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations capable of lending assistance to the neediest victims.

Action Team’s Newest TV PSA Featuring Giancarlo Stanton & Chris Capuano to Make Network Debut During Tonight’s MLB All-Star Game on FOX

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NEW YORK,  July 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Action Team national youth volunteer program’s newest public service announcement will make its network television debut during this evening’s FOX broadcast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game (Coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET). 

The public service announcement features MLB All-Star outfielder, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and New York Yankees pitcher, Chris Capuano.

Players Trust Kicks off 2015 Buses for Baseball Program in Texas

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Arlington, Texas—The first Buses for Baseball event of the 2015 season kicked off on Thursday, June 4,  at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, when 50 individuals from Rae’s Hope, a local Dallas based charity, were treated to an unforgettable day at the ballpark as the personal guests of the Players Trust and Rangers players. This one-of-a-kind ballpark visit included free roundtrip transportation, tickets, souvenirs, food and beverages and personal greetings by more than 10 Texas Rangers players.

Robinson Cano Brings A-List Celebs, Latin Flair to Charity Night

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Robinson Cano is bringing Latin flair and A-list celebrities to his fundraiser in Seattle on the evening of Wednesday June 3.

The all-star second baseman is hosting “Canoche” — a night with Cano and friends that will have a Latin supper club feel  — at the city’s Paramount Theater to benefit his RC22 Foundation.

Major Leaguers & Players Trust Bring City Clinics to Harlem and NYC School for Autistic Kids

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Six Yankees players -- Chris Martin, Andrew Miller, John Ryan Murphy, Alex Rodriguez, Chasen Shreve and Chase Whitley – converged at the Harlem RBI field in New York on Friday as the Players Trust hosted a heartfelt City Clinic for more than 50 kids from the NYC Autism Charter School.

The players gave more cheers and high fives than hard instruction as the autistic kids demonstrated their baseball skills and home run trots in front of happy crowd of parents, teachers and supporters.

Yankees Pitcher Chris Capuano Concludes Action Team Conference Calls for 2014-15

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Chris Capuano told Action Team student volunteers from around the country that providing assistance to the less fortunate helps him put into context the professional pressures he faces as a pitcher in the Major Leagues.

“Volunteering gives you that perspective,” the Yankees left-hander told the Action Team Captains in the program’s April teleconference. “I know I am dealing with something tough right now but it’s nothing I can’t work through.” 

Action Team Scholarship Winners Bask in the Spotlight

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During Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Players Trust awarded scholarships to 20 high school students from across the country who distinguished themselves in their service with the  Action Team national volunteer program.

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