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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.

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.

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