06/24/2010 2:48 PM ET
Texas Rangers players treat underprivileged children to a memorable night at the ballpark
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Fifty children from the Tommie Allen Recreation Center in Dallas are attending tonight’s Texas Rangers game as invited guests of the players, when the Major League Baseball Players Trust's Buses for Baseball program motors into Arlington.
Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, the children and their chaperones receive round-trip transportation to the game, as well as free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. For many of the children, this will be the first time they experience a Major League Baseball game in person.
This season, “Buses for Baseball” will provide more than 1,500 underprivileged children from across the country, Canada and Puerto Rico with the chance to attend a Major League Baseball game and see their big league heroes in action.
The Players Trust enjoys support from the Texas Rangers organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.
Major League Baseball Players Trust
The members of the Major League Baseball Players Association created the Players Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, to provide resources of caring to those in need by volunteering in causes close to their hearts and encouraging others to do the same. The foundation became the first of its kind in professional sports established and administered by the players. For additional information, please visit www.MLBPLAYERS.com.