Saturday
May142011

United Athlete Foundation

Since our recent Charity Weekend in New York City, our inbox has been full of requests for ways to donate to United Athletes Foundation, our programs, and our initiatives.  Currently, we have a few different methods to donate to the foundation:
Smart phone users can download the United Athletes Foundation app here >> http://tinyurl.com/6954c33  (iPhone) or http://tinyurl.com/3d8nnrp (Android) for free and follow the app setup to the area designated for donation.

 

 

Thursday
May122011

Five Diversity Thought Leaders You Should be Following on Twitter

 

 Stay up to date on issues impacting workplace diversity and cultural diversity by following the tweets of these thought leaders. 

 

Fields Jackson, Jr.

 

Thursday
May052011

MiLB Introduces Youth Leadership Academy

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Minor League Baseball is proud to announce the creation of a youth leadership academy involving at-risk teenagers from nine of its cities. The selected 13-15 year old participants will attend the Minor League Baseball Youth Leadership Academy at Vero Beach Sports Village (VBSV) in Vero Beach, Fla., from July 26-31. 

   The academy will serve to enhance and enrich the participants’ academic achievements and expose participants to life skills training, positive peer development, career opportunities, personal development and health and wellness. It will not only promote their future through individual growth, but also build their résumé and provide exposure to experiences encouraged for college entrance. 

   Minor League Baseball Charities will provide funding for the academy, which will also include influential speakers from the baseball world and beyond and field trips among its curriculum. 

   "Minor League Baseball is uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role in the development of young people in this country,” Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner said. “Our grass roots traditions enable us to participate in positive experiences for our young fans and their families across America. 

   “The Minor League Baseball Youth Leadership Academy is one more example of Minor League Baseball taking a leadership role in our communities. It will be a privilege and honor to host the inaugural class of the Youth Leadership Academy and set these young people on a positive path in their lives." 

The Albuquerque Isotopes, Brooklyn Cyclones, Iowa Cubs, Lexington Legends, New Britain Rock Cats, New Orleans Zephyrs, Omaha Storm Chasers, Savannah Sand Gnats and Tri-City ValleyCats will each identify and choose up to four youths whom they feel have done something significant to deserve this opportunity and would benefit from the experience. 

   The impetus for the Youth Leadership Academy was a similar program executed last summer when MiLB Charities worked with the New Orleans Public Library and New Orleans City Council to provide 40 youths from that city with a weeklong, all-expense paid recreational and educational trip to VBSV. 

   The importance of education, health and wellness, as well as a special session with Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, about “Breaking Barriers” were some of the elements of this August program. Participating youths were able to share in an experience which enhanced their lives and world view beyond their immediate surroundings. 

About Minor League Baseball Charities 
Minor League Baseball Charities is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to and enhancing the communities our teams call home. Through donations and support it receives from fans, teams and partners, MiLB Charities is able to contribute to local organizations in times of need and support causes that are important to our extended baseball family. Minor League Baseball Charities is affiliated with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. Those interested in supporting MiLB Charities can send donations to: Minor League Baseball Charities, P.O. Box A, St. Petersburg, FL 33731
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Contact: Steve Densa, Minor League Baseball, (727) 456-1703

 

Tuesday
May032011

Ways to Give Back

 BY BSEWELL

Since our recent Charity Weekend in New York City, our inbox has been full of requests for ways to donate to United Athletes Foundation, our programs, and our initiatives.  Currently, we have a few different methods to donate to the foundation:

You can text UAF followed by a space and the amount of money you wish to donate to 27138 – this money goes specifically towards our Grooming and Mentoring program as well as provides funding for academic and athletic support and our various life skills programs and UAF sponsored summer camps.

Smart phone users can download the United Athletes Foundation app here >> http://tinyurl.com/6954c33(iPhone) or http://tinyurl.com/3d8nnrp (Android) for free and follow the app setup to the area designated for donation.

Finally, you can visit our “Donate a Dream” blog post from April 13th and choose to donate to the foundation via your PayPal account.

We thank you for your interest in United Athletes Foundation.  If it was not for involved and charitably driven individuals like yourselves, UAF would never have the opportunity to thrive.  We also wish to extend a big thank you to those who contributed and attended our 3rd Annual Charity Weekend this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.