Action Team: Throwback Thursday Edition

SOURCE: Major League Baseball Players Trust

DESCRIPTION:Each year an increasing number of high school students across the U.S. are joining the Action Team national youth volunteer program.  When they join the Action Team, they’re joining a team that’s 50,000 strong, and one that includes Major League baseball players and students from Maine to Maui and points in between.   For over 10 years the Action Team Captains have been making a positive impact in their communities through a variety of activities, including neighborhood cleanups, volunteering at senior centers, and hosting other charitable efforts. Today we are throwing it back to the 2006 Boston Action Team who met with Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz and former Boston Red Sox players Alex Cora and Jason Varitek to talk about the Action Team and their volunteer experiences.  #JoinOurTeam  

To view this video on our YouTube Channel click here: 2006 Boston Action Team ABOUT THE ACTION TEAMIn 2003, the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America created the Action Team National Youth Volunteer Program to recruit and train high school students to become volunteers in their communities. Major Leaguers help inspire and encourage high school students to serve as Action Team Captains, who in turn deliver an important message to their peers: volunteering is cool, fun and personally rewarding.  To learn more about the Action Team program and the Players Trust visit: and www.PlayersTrust.orgTo see more photos and videos like this visit the Action Team Gallery and the Action Team YouTube Channel.

Tweet me: Check out this #TBT 2006 Boston @_ActionTeam clip featuring then @RedSox players

KEYWORDS: Volunteerism & Community Engagement, Education, Boston Red Sox, david ortiz, Major League Baseball, MLB Players Trust, MLBPA, Action Team, Volunteers of America, youth program, inner city youth, volunteer, Community Outreach, high school, after school activities, students

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