Major League Baseball (MLB) can be proud of itself as all 30 of its teams contributed to this year’s fundraising tour for the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.). Over the past 8 years the organization has raised more than $9 million, with this year’s total of $2 million being a 27% increase over last year. The tour is a great idea as it not only raises money, it also raises awareness of the plight of others and ways to help.
You can read the full press release from MLB by clicking here.
Now in its 25th year, B.A.T. is a unique organization within the sports industry dedicated to assisting members of its family who are in need. Through charitable contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals, B.A.T. strives to provide a means of support to people with financial, psychological or physical burdens. B.A.T.’s assistance takes a variety of forms including financial grants, healthcare programs and rehabilitative counseling.
B.A.T., a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, has awarded more than $21 million in grants to date, benefiting more than 2,600 members of the baseball family, including former Major League players, managers, coaches, scouts, umpires, athletic trainers, front office personnel as well as Minor League players, Negro League players, their widows and children and players from the Women’s Professional Baseball League. All aid provided by B.A.T. is strictly confidential, allowing those in need to receive help discreetly.
For more information about B.A.T. or to make a donation, please visit: http://www.baseballassistanceteam.com, Facebook.com/BAT or Twitter.com/BAT_2010.