07/20/2010 12:58 PM ET
Diaz, Glaus, Hinske and Ross to provide Atlanta area children with an unforgettable day at the ballpark
ATLANTA -- Prior to Tuesday evening's game at Turner Field, Braves players Matt Diaz, Troy Glaus, Eric Hinske and Dave Ross will provide everlasting memories to a group of 50 children from The Villages at Carver Family YMCA as the Major League Baseball Players Trust's Buses for Baseball program motors into Atlanta.
Located on Pryor Road, The Villages at Carver Family YMCA is a collaborative effort between the Metro Atlanta Association and the historic Butler Street Association. The 55,000 square-foot facility offers a mix of recreational, social and human service programs. All programs are designed to provide people with the self-reliance and self-sufficiency, life skills and career planning and development required to participate in their personal, family and community lives.
Courtesy of the players' charitable foundation, the children 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 Atlanta Braves 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.