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Derek Jeter Surprises Children at Annual Turn 2 Holiday Express

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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.

Viva, Las Vegas!

Major Leaguers – Past and Present – Head to Vegas for Pair of Charity Events
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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.
 

When Tragedy Strikes Home, Major Leaguers Come Together to Respond

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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.

Coast to Coast, Action Team Captains are Giving Back this Holiday Season

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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.
 

Todd Frazier Talks Family and Values on the November Action Team Call

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The November Action Team teleconference was filled with personality and great advice thanks to our featured guest, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier.
 
Todd’s message to the Action Team Captains was simple: your family and your values play a big part in your life when it comes to giving back — never forget your roots.
 
The theme of ‘family and roots’ comes at a perfect time with Thanksgiving around the corner.
 

Action Team Blog Series: Small Acts of Kindness go a Long Way

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My name is Jackson and I am an Action Team Captain at Brunswick High School in Maine.
 
At the end of October, our Action Team participated in a fall clean up at Peaks Island to help some wonderful women of the VOA Fay Garman Home prepare their garden for the harsh winter ahead.
 

MLB Players Trust and Major Leaguers Support for Japanese Earthquake Victims Continues

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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.

Action Team: Throwback Thursday Edition

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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.  
 

On Deck: Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds to be Featured Guest on November Conference Call

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Cincinnati Reds third baseman, Todd Frazier, will be the featured Major Leaguer on the next Action Team monthly conference call, scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 9 PM EST.

Todd, a New Jersey native, will be joined on the call by fellow Garden Staters and teen Action Team Captains from Bergenfield High School.

The Players Trust and Japan Society Gather in Tokyo to Spotlight Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Recipients and Ongoing Recovery Work

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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.
 

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