Buses for Baseball heads to Philly
Schneider & Victorino to provide kids with a day at ballpark
PHILADELPHIA -- Prior to this evening's game at Citizens Bank Park, Phillies players Brian Schneider and Shane Victorino will provide everlasting memories to a group of 50 children from the Anna Sample Complex and Eleanor Corbett House, as the Major League Baseball Players Trust's Buses for Baseball program motors into Philadelphia.
Courtesy of the Players Trust, the children will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs.
This season, Buses for Baseball will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 750 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes. Buses for Baseball will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.
The Players Trust enjoys support from the Philadelphia Phillies organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.
The Anna Sample Complex is a transitional housing program that serves homeless families and focuses on assisting women to become self-sufficient members of the community.
The Eleanor Corbett House is a facility that houses families and individuals. Workshops, tutoring, special events, transportation and supportive services are provided to residents.
To watch a brief video featuring the Buses for Baseball program, please visit the Players Trust Channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/MLBPlayersTrust.
Follow the Players Trust on Twitter: @MLBPlayersTrust.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.