|Andrew McCutchen signs autographs for kids before a Pirates game. (MLBPA)|
Buses for Baseball gives underprivileged kids throughout the United States and Canada the chance to attend a Major League game as personal guests of the players.
The Players Trust partners with local transit authorities and Major League teams, as well as charitable organizations in Major League cities, to share the thrill of a big league game with kids who need more chances to smile.
At each event, the kids are welcomed by players who spend time signing autographs, giving away souvenirs and posing for photographs. Complimentary food and soft drinks during the game - and often the chance to see their own faces on the scoreboard - provide lasting memories before the bus heads home.
To date, Buses for Baseball has provided an unforgettable trip to a Major League game for over 12,250 disadvantaged youth from more than 265 different organizations.
|Matt Kemp high-fives kids who visited Dodger Stadium on a Buses for Baseball trip. (MLBPA)|