Each year, Major Leaguers recognize the on-field and off-field achievements of their peers through the Players Trust’s Players Choice Awards program. To date, the Players Trust has recognized the outstanding performances of Players Choice Awards winners by contributing more than $4 million to charities around the world on behalf of each Award winner.
MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. It was created to increase participation in and expand access to youth baseball and softball. The Foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States and internationally.
Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), USA Baseball and the Atlanta Braves have announced the re-branded Hank Aaron Invitational, which will add new elements to the effective approach of the former "Elite Development Invitational." The unique amateur development event will serve as a youth-oriented, on-field diversity initiative that aims to get high school-age players, with diverse backgrounds, to the next levels of the game.
The RCDP is joint venture between the Major League Baseball Players Association and the Commissioner’s Office, and the Players designated by their Clubs to attend the program are generally those that they believe will spend their first significant amount of time in the major leagues in the upcoming season.