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08/16/2010 5:57 PM ET
Major Leaguers Andrew Bailey, Craig Breslow, Rajai Davis and Brad Ziegler team with Bay Area Action Team® student leaders to enrich the lives of local children on Aug. 17

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Major Leaguers Andrew Bailey, Craig Breslow, Rajai Davis and Brad Ziegler of the Oakland A’s and high school student leaders from the Bay Area Action Team will join together for a day of games and other fun activities for low- and moderate-income children in Hayward, Calif., on Tuesday, August 17.

Who: Major Leaguers Andrew Bailey, Craig Breslow, Rajai Davis and Brad Ziegler of the Oakland A’s and high school student leaders from the Bay Area Action Team, part of the national youth volunteer program administered by Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust

What: The Players Trust's City Clinics program is a grass-roots campaign developed by -- and features the active participation of -- current Major Leaguers to promote the game of baseball to underprivileged children, ages 6-16, in select cities across the U.S. and Latin America.

When: Tuesday, August 17 beginning at 11 a.m.
Players scheduled to arrive at approximately 11:45 a.m.

Where: Volunteers of America's Lord Tennyson Apartments, 2191 Tennyson Road, Hayward, CA 94545

Benefitting: Children and their families living at Volunteers of America's Lord Tennyson Apartments, an award-winning property that provides homes to more than 250 low- and moderate-income working families who would otherwise have difficulty finding an apartment in the Bay Area that fits their budget.

The ballplayers and high school volunteers will organize and participate in activities for children ages 7-12 who live at Lord Tennyson Apartments, including games, story time, face painting and a book giveaway.

Administered by Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust, the Action Team® program encourages young people throughout the United States to volunteer in their communities. Action Teams, consisting of Major League baseball players and student team captains from more than 145 high schools in 30 states and Puerto Rico, are working together to encourage young people to get involved in their communities by volunteering. To date, Action Teams across the country have inspired more than 25,000 high school students to help over 100,000 people in need by volunteering in their communities.

About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps more than two million people in more than 400 communities. We offer a variety of services for older Americans, in particular, that allow them to maintain their independence and quality of life -- everything from an occasional helping hand to full-time care. Our work touches the mind, body, heart and ultimately the spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.VolunteersofAmerica.org.

About Major League Baseball Players Trust
The Major League Baseball Players Trust partnered with Volunteers of America in 2002 to promote the nurturing and well-being of America’s children and their families. The partnership features the personal involvement of Major League Baseball players and their families with a variety of programs conducted by Volunteers of America throughout the United States. Also, together they administer the Action Team, a national youth volunteer program currently inspiring the next generation of volunteers across the United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii. For more information about the Major League Baseball Players Trust, visit www.MLBPLAYERS.com and visit the Players Trust Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/MLBPlayersTrust. For more information on the Action Team please send an e-mail request to ActionTeam@mlbpa.org.