08/02/2010 2:07 PM ET
Jones, Karstens, Malholm, McCutchen and Meek to provide Pittsburgh-area children with an unforgettable day at the ballpark
PITTSBURGH -- Prior to Monday evening’s game at PNC Park at North Shore, Pirates players Garrett Jones, Jeff Karstens, Paul Maholm, Andrew McCutchen and Evan Meek will provide everlasting memories to a group of 50 children from the Volunteers of America’s All of Us Care program as the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s Buses for Baseball program motors into Pittsburgh.
The All of Us Care program boasts a variety of services to serve the children and families of greater Pittsburgh. The program’s goal is to provide positive education and recreational opportunities that enrich young people, enhance the community and prevent youth crime and substance abuse. Services provided by All of Us Care range from after-school activities and parent support groups to computer distribution.
Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, the children will receive roundtrip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs.
This season, Buses for Baseball 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. Buses for Baseball will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.
The Players Trust enjoys support from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.
To watch a brief video featuring the Buses for Baseball program, please visit the Players Trust Channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/MLBPlayersTrust.
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 www.MLBPLAYERS.com.