04/20/2010 4:29 PM ET
Bell, Garland, Gonzalez, Hairston, Hundley & Stauffer to provide San Diego-area students with an unforgettable day at the ballpark
SAN DIEGO -- Prior to this eveningís game at Petco Park in San Diego, Padres players Heath Bell, Jon Garland, Adrian Gonzalez, Jerry Hairston Jr., Nick Hundley and Tim Stauffer will provide everlasting memories to a group of 28 students from the High Tech High Chula Vista baseball program, as the Major League Baseball Players Trustís "Buses for Baseball" program motors into San Diego.
Courtesy of the players' charitable foundation, the students will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs.
This season, "Buses for Baseball" will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes. "Buses for Baseball" will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.
The Players Trust enjoys support from the San Diego Padres organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.
To watch a brief video featuring the "Buses for Baseball" program, please visit the Players Trust Channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/MLBPlayersTrust.
About the 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.