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High School Volunteers Get In On The ”Action”

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Between homework, sports, club activities, part-time jobs and other after-school obligations, high school is a busy time in a young person’s life. So it’s not surprising that students take their free time very seriously.

Yet, every year thousands of these busy teens dedicate a portion of that valuable free time to give back to their communities under a nationwide program established in partnership by Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America. These students make up the Action Team.

Action Team Blog Series: How the Action Team Experience has Shaped my future Goals

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I am currently a senior at my school and have been an active member of the Action Team since freshman year. My role as a captain is to plan and organize community service events for students and we do so almost every weekend. 
 
Our school’s efforts include feeding the homeless, working at a food bank and distributing groceries to elderly low-income senior citizens. I also encourage other members of my community to become involved in serving those in need. 
 

Alabama Players Help Newest Action Team School Hit the Ground “Running And Dancing”

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This past weekend, Major Leaguers and Action Team Captains in Alabama joined forces in support of two local community projects, when players Wesley Wright and Austin Adams  and teen Captains  from New Hope Academy to provide holiday cheer for senior citizens and volunteer support for a 5 Reindeer Fun Run in Prattville.

Action Teams Continue to Spread Cheer this Holiday Season

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As the holiday season unfolds, hundreds of Action Team Captains around the country continue to touch lives around them through their selfless giving—and they’re having fun doing it!

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.
 

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