|MLBPA Press Release|
When: Wednesday, June 16, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Mike Cameron scheduled to arrive at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Where: Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St., Roxbury, Mass.
Who: Red Sox center fielder Mike Cameron, and high school students from the Boston Action Team, part of the national youth volunteer program administered by Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust
Benefitting: Children living in the Dorchester/Roxbury area attending the Tobin Elementary School, the Orchard Park Pilot School and members of the Tobin Community Center.
Students will be able to choose from hundreds of books and engage in a storytelling hour with Boston Red Sox player Mike Cameron and partake in snacks and lunch. The books being presented at the fair were collected by volunteers who participated in the Disney "Give A Day. Get A Day" program coordinated by Volunteers of America in Massachusetts. Additional books were donated by Scholastic Books as part of a Volunteers of America grant program.
Administered by Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust, the Action Team national youth volunteer program encourages young people throughout the United States to volunteer in their communities. Action Teams, consisting of Major League baseball players and student team captains, are working together in more than 145 high schools in 30 states and Puerto Rico to encourage young people to get involved in their communities by volunteering. To date, Action Teams across the country have inspired more than 25,000 high school students to help over 100,000 people in need by volunteering in their communities.
Major League Baseball Players Trust
The Major League Baseball Players Trust partnered with Volunteers of America in 2002 to promote the nurturing and well-being of Americas children and their families. The partnership features the personal involvement of Major League baseball players and their families with a variety of programs conducted by Volunteers of America throughout the United States. For more information about the Major League Baseball Players Trust, visit www.MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/MLBPlayersTrust.
Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps more than 2 million people in over 400 communities. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including seniors, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart-and ultimately the spirit-of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.VolunteersofAmerica.org.
Volunteers of America Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, Volunteers of America runs comprehensive programs for at-risk youth, adult and youth in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, those in need of mental health services, elders in need of housing and health services, veterans in search of housing and supports, and re-entry clients sentenced to community corrections. For more information about Volunteers of America Massachusetts, visit www.voamass.org.
George Mathieson, Volunteers of America Massachusetts, (781) 710- 6952 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Bouris, Major League Baseball Players Association, (212) 826-0808 or email@example.com