MLBPAA Adam Jones as Brooks Robinson Community Service Award Winner for 2015 Legends for Youth Dinner
Colorado Springs, CO – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce that Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones will be honored with the 2015 Brooks Robinson Community Service Award at the 16th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City on Tuesday, November 10 at Capitale.
The Brooks Robinson Community Service Award is given annually by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to a current or former Major Leaguer. The recipient’s community service exemplifies the unselfish and humble attitude of Brooks Robinson, bettering the lives of the youth in his community. The award is given in honor of the dedication Robinson has shown to young people across the country through his support of the Legends for Youth Clinic series and the MLBPAA since its inception in 1982. Previous winners include Clint Hurdle, Jamie Moyer, Jim Thome and Tim Wakefield.
Jones has compiled numerous awards so far in his career, including five All-Star appearances, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards and three team Heart and Hustle Awards, though his off-field charitable work has garnered just as much respect in the community. Jones has tirelessly donated his time and resources to enhancing the experience of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore over his career in the city. Along with his endorsement of the Boys and Girls Club, Jones has substantial involvement in the Orioles Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) youth outreach program, the Cool Kids Campaign Foundation, Y of Central Maryland, Jackie Robinson Foundation and OriolesREACH. Jones also serves as a member of the Baseball Assistance Team Board of Directors.
The Legends for Youth Dinner aims to recognize former Major League players for their accomplishments on the diamond coupled with their off-the-field contributions to communities across the nation. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to honorees Carl Erskine and Bobby Valentine, and the national Heart and Hustle Award will be given as well.
The MLBPAA allocates proceeds from the event to the Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic series. The Legends for Youth program is a series of free baseball clinics designed to provide children with positive role models, teach young players baseball fundamentals and promote the game of baseball.
About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA)
MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 7,400, of which approximately 5,600 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for twitter updates.
About Legends for Youth Clinics
MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate, visit baseballalumni.com/donate. The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic.