MLB Playoff Leaders Who Play Hard and Give Hard

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 13, 2010

The Major League Baseball Playoffs have kicked off and regardless of your favorite team you have to give respect to the players who give back to their local communities.  These baseball stars are not only active in this seasons pennant race but also have done amazing things off the field showing their true commitment to being outstanding all around individuals.  One player from each time has been selected to the Under30CEO All Star team…

Texas Rangers All Star Second Baseman Ian Kinsler helps young kids with his “Grow with Ian Campaign.”

San Francisco Giants outfielder Aaron Rowand represents the Home Run Challenge a partnership between the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Major League baseball.

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen has a 180-acre camp in Bloomington, Ind. funded by the Enis Furley Foundation for children and their families.

Philadelphia Phillies switch hitting Outfielder Shane Victorino has helped pledge nearly $1million through his foundation.

Tampa Bay Ray’s Firstbaseman Carlos Pena pledged over $50k to Haiti relief efforts.

New York Yankee’s speedy Centerfielder Curtis Granderson was MLB’s man of the year for his work with his GrandKids Foundation.

Atlanta Braves Pitcher Derek Lowe teamed up with recent retiree John Smoltz to fight prostate cancer.

Minnesotta Twins Catcher Joe Mauer supports his hometown in every way possible and has been a nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.

As our success grows as entrepreneurs, let’s use our talents to make money and do good at the same time, philanthropy is not just for major leaguers! 

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