Breaking: Tonight’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game to Highlight Service!

Posted by Zach Maurin on July 14, 2009

This just in: A collaboration between President Obama’s United We Serve campaign and Major League Baseball is debuting at tonight’s All-Start game in St. Louis.

The Corporation for National and Community Service announced this in a press release, saying:

Responding to President Obama’s call to service, Major League Baseball is making community service an overriding theme of the 80th All-Star Game and related events taking place in St. Louis this week.

From a charity run and benefit concert to community service projects and a Presidential video recognizing outstanding volunteers, Major League Baseball has embraced the President’s United We Serve initiative and put community service front and center in a variety of special events and the All-Star Game itself, which will be broadcast Tuesday night to millions of fans across the U.S. and around the world.

Major League Baseball is the first professional sports league to launch a major collaboration with United We Serve and the charity and community service initiatives are the most extensive in Major League Baseball All-Star history.

President Obama will throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch and appear in a video featuring all of the living U.S. Presidents who are honoring 30 “All Stars Among Us,” outstanding volunteers being recognized for their acts of service to others.

United We Serve is President Obama’s challenge to all Americans to engage in sustained, meaningful community service to help in our nation’s renewal and recovery. Kicked off by First Lady Michelle Obama on June 22, United We Serve initially runs through a new National Day of Service on September 11. United We Serve is being led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that improves lives and strengthens communities through fostering service and social innovation.

Tune in tonight to see President Obama throw out the first pitch and see service promoted throughout the game!


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