2010 World Series Supports Cause-Based Programs

By on Oct 27, 2010 in Baseball, Sports Comments

2010 World Series LogoAccording to Major League Baseball‘s (MLB) press release, the first four games of the 2010 World Series will be dedicated to community initiatives that support cancer research, community service, youth development and veterans.

The importance of joining the fight against cancer will be promoted at Game One, as MLB highlights Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). An SU2C public service announcement will be broadcasted by MLB on television, in the ballpark, on MLB.com and on MLB Network which features actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Prior to Game Two, the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced. The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recognizes players who best represent baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive constributions to their clubs. It is given annually to MLB player who has a good combination of dedication to giving back to the community and outstanding skills on the baseball field. The award recognizes current players who truly understand the value of helping other people, thus paying tribute to Roberto Clemente‘s achievements.

MLB dedicates Game Three to youth development as they recognize the importance of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) presented by KPMG program and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. A “Wanna Play?” event and clinic at the Youth Field at Rangers Ballpark, 1201 Nolan Ryan Highway, Arlington, TX will be attended by the youth from both programs. “Wanna Play?” encourages boys and girls from 6 to 12 years old to improve their overall fitness and nutrition education through physical activities while learning basic skills of baseball and softball through enjoyable and engaging activities.

An MLB Charities initiative in partnership with the McCormick and Entertainment Industry Foundations, Welcome Back Veterans (welcomebackveterans.org) will be highlighted on Game Four. Welcome Back Veterans is designed to support returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and their families to help them make a successful transition to civilian life. More than $10 million has already been donated by MLB on this effort, which includes funds raised from auctions of game-used products and the donation of sales from Stars and Stripes caps. To recognize the welcomebackveterans.org, MLB will feature special pre-game and in-game ceremonies, broadcast welcomebackveterans.org’s public service announcement with actor Matthew McConaughey, and a visit to the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas.

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