Garth Brooks' Teammates For Kids Teams With MLB For New Initiative
Major League Baseball has announced a league-wide initiative by all 30 MLB Clubs and more than four dozen Major League players to support childhood hunger prevention and battle food insecurity. The initiative, called "Home Plate Project," is in partnership with Garth Brooks' Teammates For Kids Foundation (TFK) and Big League Impact, which was founded by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and is supported by Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson.
"Home Plate Project" includes an overall $900,000 commitment, including $300,000 from MLB players, to help individual Club charities support local groups dedicated to fighting childhood hunger. Clubs will fund efforts with local food organizations, or local affiliates of national organizations, to distribute food and non-perishables to children in need throughout the United States and in Canada. The initiative is expected to reach a minimum of 25,000 children providing more than 3.6 million meals.
Garth said, "Teammates for Kids started with 67 baseball players 20 years ago, and as we look forward, we are excited to launch this project with ballplayers from every MLB team to help fight childhood hunger. The Home Plate Project is special for Teammates for Kids because it incorporates our founding principles of teaming up with athletes who have a passion for helping kids, such as Adam Wainwright and Kyle Gibson who help kids around the world through Big League Impact. The beauty of it all, 100% of the money that is getting donated to this effort will feed children in local communities."