Major Leaguers to join Action Team Captains for Habitat for Humanity Service Project
Players and teens to help build new home for a veteran and his family
Saturday, November 14, Major Leaguers Matt Barnes, Chris Iannetta and Ryan O'Rourke will join more than 50 high school students from Maine and Massachusetts involved in the Action Team National Youth Volunteer Program (including students from Thornton Academy in Saco, Brunswick High School and York High School) to help Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity with a house build for a veteran and his family in Rochester. The event and location were selected to provide Action Team Captains from different high schools and locations and Major Leaguers from the New England area with an opportunity to come together for a common cause – to lend a hand to a former member of our armed forces.
The Action Team National Youth Volunteer Program was created and is administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America. Through the Action Team, Major Leaguers and high school students are working together to train and inspire the next generation of volunteers. Since the Action Team program launched in 2003, more than 82,000 high school students have volunteered to help over 250,000 people in need.
There are presently more than 100 high schools from 30 states participating in the Action Team program. In Maine, three schools participate with 80 students. For more information, please visit www.ActionTeam.org