Major League Baseball Charities

So…baseball…seems it’s starting up or some such thing. Have you heard? Probably not since everyone keeps so quiet about it.

Hot dog and warm beer consumption is about to skyrocket, but in addition to getting hoarse from yelling and a major sunburn, your support of the teams of the Major League ripples outward and becomes support of a whole slew of charitable organizations on local, national, and international levels. The Major League Baseball Charities focus is particularly on the promotion of good health, physical education, public safety, medical research, and literacy. The official baseball charity is Boys & Girls Clubs of America, but there are plenty of other organizations getting support from local teams and the league as a whole. Some of these are: 4ALS (ALS is knowns as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T. – providing grants for care for players past and present, and their families), Baseball Tomorrow Fund (promoting baseball for youth), Breaking Barriers (focusing on character education for youth), DrugFree.orgJackie Robinson Foundation (providing higher education for underserved youth), Natural Resources Defense CouncilPlay Sun Smart (partnering with the dermatology field to educate about skin cancer), Stand Up To CancerWelcome Back Veterans, and many more.

So support your team in supporting our communities, and maybe even throw a little love the way of these charities above and beyond the diamond.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Krista Alexis van der Wal on August 6, 2012 at 1:17 PM

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