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Major League Baseball Players Trust to Live Below the Line in support of Physicians for Peace and other nonprofits

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From April 27 through May 1, the Major League Baseball Players Trust is joining forces with The Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line campaign to raise awareness and funds for the more than 1.2 billion people around the world living in extreme poverty (Learn more here.).  

Through the Players Trust, Major Leaguers provide funding to support the work of several non-profits dedicated to helping improve the lives of people living below the poverty line. One such partner is Physicians for Peace.   

Major Leaguers Award $40,000 in College Scholarships to Reward Youth Community Involvement

Spotlight shines on Action Team® student leaders during National Volunteer Month
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NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players will award $2,000 college scholarships to 20 outstanding high school students in recognition of their dedication to community service and tireless efforts to encourage others to get involved with causes they believe in, the Major League Baseball Players Trust announced today. 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.

Michael Cuddyer Announces Home Runs for Humanity Challenge

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Michael Cuddyer will donate $250 to Montero Medical Missions for each home run he hits in 2015 and invites fans to join the cause.

The Mets left fielder, a member of the Montero Medical Mission’s international advisory board, announced the initiative at a fundraising event this past fall.

Max Scherzer Joins Teleconference with High School Volunteers

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Max Scherzer told high school volunteers joining the monthly Action Team teleconference that his spirited play and dedication to the game are two traits he models after his former Detroit Tiger teammate, Torii Hunter. These same two traits can be found in Scherzer’s charitable work, too.

The 2013 Players Choice Award American League Outstanding Pitcher, who signed with the Washington Nationals this off-season following four seasons with the Tigers, is anxious to begin his first season with the defending NL East champions.

Players Trust Encourages Others to Live Below the Line

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The Players Trust is joining Global Citizen’s Live Below the Line fundraising and awareness campaign in 2015 to help improve living conditions for the 1.2 billion impoverished people around the world.

The Live Below the Line campaign challeges people across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom to feed themselves with just $1.50 a day – the equivalent of the international Extreme Poverty Line – so they can better understand the lack of choice and opportunity faced by people living in poverty.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Winners Announced

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Besides his family, former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner was most passionate about employees’ workplace rights.

The employees he represented first as a union staff lawyer then general counsel and finally executive director happened to be professional baseball players, but Weiner felt strongly about all workers’ having a voice in the workplace.

Action Team Blog Series: The Most Important Ingredient For A Successful Action Team Event? Effort.

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My name is Margaret Gorman, and I'm an Action Team Captain at H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, Va. I was originally inspired to join the Action Team by my older brother, a former Captain who graduated in 2014. Now, I have been a part of the Action Team for three years. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me and the lessons I’ve learned will stay with me for my entire life.

Major Leaguers Team with Deaf Workers to Build Homes for Earthquake Victims

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From the ashes of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that in 2013 devastated the Phillipines’ island province of Bohol rose a partnership between Major League baseball players – through a grant from the Players Trust – the local government and an organization serving the deaf that helped restore homes and hope for displaced families in the village of Sagbayan.

Players Turn Their Attentions Home In The Offseason

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The offseason often provides players with opportunities to turn their attention back home and engage with people and causes in their own communities.

In that spirit, Kevin Frandsen, Tim Hudson, Jon Jay, Craig Stammen and David Wright have each held events in recent weeks to support local causes.

MLB, MLBPA Announce Education Initiative with USAID in the Dominican Republic

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February 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today a partnership with the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to focus on education in the Dominican Republic.

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