Striking Out Poverty
Living in the greatest country in the world obviously has it’s benefits. We have the ability to keep our hunger satisfied and our thirst quenched. We are so privileged that we can throw left overs from breakfast, lunch and dinner in the garbage and not think twice. Baseball has blessed me with the opportunity to travel around the world and change my perspective and understanding about what normal is. What we as Americans have is not normal. What we have is too much and I speak from my heart when I say it has desensitized us to what the rest of the world has to go through in order to have a roof over their head, put food on the table and have safe drinking water.
Teammates for Kids began in 1999 with the love and support of 67 Major League Baseball players who made a pledge to help kids. Since then, over 4,700 professional athletes from baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, rodeo and racing have joined our team. "Once a Teammate ... Always a Teammate"
Big League Impact partners with professional athletes through unique, sports-related fundraising platforms to help people meet basic human needs like food, clean water, medical care, shelter, and education in an effort to save lives, restore dignity, and instill hope.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.