Because of their caring and commitment to people in need, Major League Baseball players formed the Players Trust -- a charitable foundation that is the first of its kind in professional sports. Through the Players Trust, Major Leaguers contribute their time, money and celebrity to call attention to important issues affecting the needy and to help encourage others to get involved in their own communities. Buses for Baseball, City Clinics, Medicines for Humanity, the Players Choice Awards and Volunteers of America are all programs funded through the Players Trust. Read More »
The Players Trust partners with local transit authorities and Major League teams to give underprivileged kids the chance to attend a game as personal guests of the players. At each ballpark, the kids are welcomed by players who spend time signing autographs, giving away souvenirs and posing for photographs.
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The Players Trust and Volunteers of America, a national nonprofit organization that provides programs for more than two million people a year, have worked in partnership since 2002 to benefit people in need and encourage others to get involved to help children, at-risk youth and families. Read More »
Major League Baseball players have teamed up with Volunteers of America to recruit and help train a new generation of volunteers. These high school students become Action Team captains, who spread the players' messages about the importance of community service to teens in their area. Read More »
The Players Choice Awards recognize each season's "best of the best" as chosen by the players themselves. Each Players Choice Awards winner designates the charity of his choice to receive a grant from the Players Trust.
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The Players Trust provides life-saving medicines to children in the Dominican Republic. With the support of Major League players, these children receive Vitamin A and anti-parasite medication through schools and area clinics.
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Major Leaguers recognize that when disasters strike it's important to step up and offer assistance. However, the players also know that when the media attention subsides, the need remains. The Players Trust has pledged and donated millions of dollars in long-term aid to areas such as the Gulf region in the U.S., Haiti and Japan. Read More »
Major Leaguers are committed to sharing the game they love by providing opportunities for kids to play and to learn the life skills that can be taught on a baseball field. The Players Trust helps give more kids the chance to develop the skills they need for success on the diamond and in life. Read More »
A donation to the Players Trust can support Esperanza's efforts to facilitate real and sustainable change in the lives of women and families in the Dominican Republic. Your support will have a lasting impact in communities, as funds from this program are reinvested year after year. Read More »
The Major League Baseball Players Trust holds its annual Players Trust Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., in January. The players join with sponsors and guests for a weekend that highlights the Players Trust and brings new donations to the players' collective charity. Read More »