Although his playing career may have ended, Derek Jeter has been spending a lot of his time in the New York area, most recently catching up with kids in need from the local community. On Monday, December 8, Derek surprised 485 children at his Turn 2 Foundation’s annual Holiday Express at AMC Lincoln Center Theatre. Holiday Express is an annual event that alternates locations between New York and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Major Leaguers – Past and Present – Head to Vegas for Pair of Charity Events
For the first time in its 11-year history, the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s annual off-season, fund-raising golf tournament will be held in Las Vegas, when current and former big league all-stars tee off at Legendary Shadow Creek on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
However, before taking their swings on the golf course, the players will test their card-playing skills when MGM Grand hosts a poker tournament benefiting the Players Trust on Wednesday, January 14.
Major Leaguers care about the places where they play and live, and, on Sunday, November 30, several players joined Newtown, Connecticut native and Boston Red Sox pitching prospect, Matt Barnes help provide area youth with a diversion as the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was approaching.
Last weekend marked the beginning of a busy holiday season for Action Team Captains across the United States. Staying true to the nature of Thanksgiving, our Captains were hard at work giving back to those in need.
Three and a half years after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the northeastern Tohoku region of Japan, leaving more than 18,000 people dead and tens of thousands homeless, a $1 million grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust is still supporting recovery efforts.
Each year an increasing number of high school students across the U.S. are joining the Action Team national youth volunteer program. When they join the Action Team, they’re joining a team that’s 50,000 strong, and one that includes Major League baseball players and students from Maine to Maui and points in between.
Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Japan Society announced it will host a press event in Tokyo to highlight the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s contribution to the Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund (JERF), and ongoing recovery work the fund supports.