Point Pleasant, NJ native and member of the Cincinnati Reds donates portion of his Players Choice Awards charitable contribution to the “Grand Slam for Sandy” fundraising effort
New York, NY, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 … Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds and a native of Point Pleasant, NJ, has designated the Baseball United Foundation’s “Grand Slam for Sandy” fundraising effort as the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust.
The donation is part of a $20,000 charitable contribution Todd received for being named by his National League peers as the 2012 National League Outstanding Rookie in Players Choice Awards balloting.
Through its “Grand Slam for Sandy” fundraising effort, the Baseball United Foundation is providing much needed relief to families in Monmouth County, NJ, who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
“When Sandy hit, I knew I wanted to help out in some way. Anytime you can help families get back on their feet after such devastation, it is a no brainer,” stated Todd.
The Grand Slam for Sandy fundraiser was started by Boston Red Sox minor league catcher Jayson Hernandez and his former Rutgers teammate Rob Corsi, in conjunction with the Baseball United Foundation. Many donations have come from the duo’s connections in college and professional baseball.
“The Jersey Shore is my home and it has been devastated,” explained Hernandez from the Red Sox spring training complex in Fort Myers, FL. “I want to thank everyone who has donated to the cause – especially Todd Frazier and the Major League Baseball Players Trust.”
The “Grand Slam for Sandy” fundraiser is raising much needed funds for families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Money raised is being dispersed directly to families whose homes were badly damaged or destroyed by the storm, as well as organizations assisting those affected in Union Beach, NJ.
About the Baseball United Foundation
The Baseball United Foundation is a 501c3 organization based in New York. The foundation is focused on helping grow the game of baseball in places where the game is relatively new. The foundation is currently raising money to build a baseball field in Ireland with it’s “Field O’ Dreams” fundraising project. For more information on The Baseball United Foundation, please visit www.BaseballUnitedFoundation.org.
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.