Marlins support Buses for Baseball
Local kids provided with free tickets, chance to meet players
Miami, Fla. -- Prior to Thursday's game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida Marlins players Luis Gonzalez, Wes Helms, Mark Hendrickson, Logan Kensing, Scott Olsen, Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla will provide everlasting memories to a group of underprivileged children as the Major League Baseball Players Trust's "Buses for Baseball" program visits South Florida.
Courtesy of the players' charitable foundation, 40 children from the Miami-based non-profit Amigos for Kids will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. "Buses for Baseball" provides many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.
This season, "Buses for Baseball", a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes.
The Players Trust enjoys support from the Florida Marlins organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.
About the Major League Baseball Players Trust
The members of the Major League Baseball Players Association created the Players Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, to provide resources of caring to those in need by volunteering in causes close to their hearts and encouraging others to do the same. The foundation became the first of its kind in professional sports established and administered by the players. For additional information, please visit MLBPLAYERS.com.
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