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Major League Baseball 2010 All-Star Summer to celebrate charitable initiatives and community service04/20/2010 5:02 PM ET
Major League Baseball will leave a lasting legacy in Anaheim and surrounding communities by dedicating events surrounding 2010 All-Star Summer to raising funds and awareness for charitable initiatives and celebrating the importance of community service. The initiatives, part of the ongoing "MLB Going Beyond" initiative dedicated to charity and community service, complement the celebration of history and traditions of baseball and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Through these efforts, Major League Baseball will support healthcare organizations, education programs, opportunities for young people to play baseball, highlight the importance of environmental consciousness and celebrate the community service accomplishments of everyday citizens. Nearly $5 Million Donation to Local and National Charities
Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will donate nearly $5 million through MLB Charities and the Angels Baseball Foundation. The funds, from Gatorade All-Star Workout Day to be held Monday, July 12, will be distributed to a variety of local and national charities leaving a lasting community legacy throughout Anaheim and beyond. Charity Support
MLB uses All-Star Summer events to support charitable organizations and initiatives including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Make-A-Wish, among others. A substantial portion of the proceeds will remain in Anaheim to fund a number of worthy projects including:
Major League Baseball and PEOPLE Magazine have once again teamed up on a national campaign, "All-Stars Among Us," that will recognize individuals who have served their communities in extraordinary ways. Fans can log onto PeopleAllStars.com from April 20 - May 14 to submit their nominations for the "All-Stars" in their communities. Thirty winners will be selected - one representing each of the 30 Major League Baseball Clubs - and each winner will participate in the 81st MLB All-Star Week festivities. One winning "All-Star Among Us" will be featured in PEOPLE Magazine the week of the Midsummer Classic. All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run Presented by Nike
The All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike will take place on Sunday, July 11, and MLB will donate all net proceeds from the event to four charities supporting cancer research and education - Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and City of Hope. Participants will run and walk on a baseball-themed course featuring appearances by MLB legends, mascots and celebrity guests. The course will begin outside of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and host of the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, and travel through the surrounding neighborhood. The course will take participants through the ballpark where they will take the final stretch of the race on the warning track, giving fans a glimpse of the Big A in advance of the 2010 All-Star Game. Environmental Efforts
2010 All-Star Summer will build on the continued commitment to the environment by Major League Baseball and partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) by incorporating a wide variety of environmentally-sensitive efforts, including:
The 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 13 in Anaheim and will feature the best of the American League taking on the top players of the National League. Building up to the excitement of the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball will conduct a wide variety of special events and charitable activities for fans both inside and outside of Angel Stadium of Anaheim. At the ballpark, the events will include Taco Bell All-Star Sunday on Sunday, July 11 featuring the XM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, and Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 12 featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio. Outside of the ballpark, fans will have an opportunity to experience All-Star Summer through a variety of special events including Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest, the five-day interactive fan festival; the All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike, a charity run/walk on a baseball-themed route to benefit four cancer organizations; and the MLB All-Star Game Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy on MLB Network, a free parade of All-Stars through the streets of Anaheim. The Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally on FOX, broadcast on ESPN Radio and will be shown around the world by Major League Baseball International. For more information about 2010 All-Star Summer, visit www.AllStarGame.com.
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