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Did you know? There are 67,000 individuals in Miami Dade County who are blind or visually impaired.
After last season’s inaugural touching tour at Marlins Park, our team President David Samson asked me to schedule him a visit to the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Today was the day, and we had a lovely morning with Virginia, Carol, and Cameron at MLB (of course Virginia pointed out the MLB connection!) The resources and services they provide our community range from free eyeglasses for children, to life enrichment classes for seniors who recently lost their sight. It’s a wonderful complex filled with kind and caring individuals. The Marlins Foundation looks forward to continuing our partnership with our friends at MLB. Below are some pictures from the visit. Enjoy!
Our team just announced that we have signed Adam Greenberg to a one-day Major League contract. Greenberg will appear with the Marlins on October 2 vs. the Mets at Marlins Park, to record his first official Major League at-bat. Adam made his Major League debut on July 9, 2005 with the Cubs vs. the Marlins but was hit in the back of his head in his only Major League plate appearance. He is currently one of only two players ever to be hit by a pitch in his first-and-only Major League plate appearance and never take the field.
Adam will donate his one-day salary to the Marlins Foundation! We will donate to the Sports Legacy Institute – an organization that advances the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.
Here’s a shot of Marlins President David Samson and Adam from the Today Show (9/27/12).
“Life’s going to throw you curveballs or a fastball to the back of your head, you know? I got hit by one of them and it knocked me down. I could have stayed there. I had a choice. I could’ve said ‘Poor me. This is horrible.’ But I chose to get up and get back in the box. That’s kind of the message to everyone. No matter what is going on in their own personal life, get back up. Keep going. And if you do that, good things do happen. Sometimes it takes seven years. But you know? Anything is possible and this just shows what’s possible.’’ Adam Greenberg
On August 14, 1945, President Truman announced the end of World War II. To commemorate this anniversary, the United States Congress declared that a National “Spirit of ’45 Day” be observed on the second Sunday in August.
Earlier today at Marlins Park, we celebrated the Spirit of ’45 by paying tribute to all of the remarkable citizens who bravely served our country in that time of peril, by honoring the remembrance of our soldiers and loved ones who served, survived and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the second World War.
During a special pregame ceremony, twelve WWII veterans were honored. Each veteran received a unique commemorative gift from the Marlins – a container of sand from Iwo Jima…interestingly enough, two of the veterans honored actually were at Iwo Jima!
Undoubtedly, a day like today makes me think of my two grandfathers, both who served during WWII. My Grandpa Nystrom served in the Air Force, while my Grandpa Smith served in the Army. I never had the opportunity to know either of them, but I have heard many stories and certainly feel very proud of them to know that their service helped ensure the freedom I enjoy today.
A huge thanks to all members of our greatest generation, and as always thank you to those who have served and continue to serve the United States of America!
All week long, Marlins players have been visiting classrooms throughout South Florida that won a visit through tthe Marlins@School contest.
During each visit, the students demonstrated to the players what they learned through the Marlins@School lessons. Following the preseentations, the players answered all of the kids questions ranging from their favorite scary movie to how old they were when they started playing baseball. A great time was had by all!
In the month of April, The Miami Marlins and Marlins Foundation donated over $850,000 back to our community!
This past Friday, April 27th, 2012, our President David Samson completed a double marathon, a 52.4 mile run to raise funds in honor of the 5000 workers that made Marlins Park a reality. The ultra-marathon started at 7am in Pompano Beach and concluded as David ran into Marlins Park, greeted by over 500 workers!
One hundred percent of the proceeds raised were donated to ten special charities in honor of the Marlins Park workers. To date, the run has raised over $550,000.
The checks above were donated to the following charities:
The Jewish Federation of Broward County
Stand Up to Cancer
The Challenged Athletes Foundation
The ALS Recovery Fund
The Boys and Girls Club of Miami Dade County
The Miami Foundation
Miami Children’s Hospital
The University of Miami’s Multiple Sclerosis Center
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
The Liga Contra el Cancer
As a recent graduate, I feel incredibly blessed to work for a company that routinely gives back. It’s reassuring to know that companies have a hand in the community and strive for increased involvement. With as hectic as life can be, it’s not always easy for the individual to make a commitment to their community. Through organizations that promote awareness, they now have an avenue to participate. Every single day, I am not only impressed by the outstanding charity work the Marlins Foundation does in our south Florida home but by the overall impact the MLB community programs have on our nation.
Let’s take time to congratulate our President David Samson, these ten charities of choice and the 5000 workers who made this ballpark a dream come true.
Please continue to support David Samson’s run and these worthy charities @ marlins.com/samsonrun.
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