Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira aren’t just setting an example for the Yankees on the field, but they’re also setting an example off the field. Here’s what the two of them are up to with their respective foundations:
Brett Gardner: The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner has joined their “Advisory Board” which is made up of active players around Major League Baseball. The Taylor Hooton Foundation is acknowledged as a leader in advocacy against appearance and performance enhancing drugs use by the youth in today’s society
Gardner joins 11 other players who are involved with the Hooton Foundation including Jay Bruce (Cincinnati Reds), John Danks (Chicago White Sox), David DeJesus (Tampa Bay Rays), Brian Dozier (Minnesota Twins), Dillion Gee (New York Mets), Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers), Jason Kipnis (Cleveland Indians), Mark Melancon (Pittsburgh Pirates), Max Scherzer (Detroit Tigers), C.J Wilson (Los Angeles Angels) and Brad Ziegler (Arizona Diamondbacks). More players will be added to the “Advisory Board” throughout the 2014 season.
As members of the “Advisory” Board, the selected players will participate in the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s educational activities, record public-service announcements for radio and provide input by educating players on the dangers of using steroids and performance enhancing drugs.
Mark Teixeira: Teixeira launched the Dream Team 25 for the third year in a row, which alerts fans to help support his cause for Harlem RBI and the Dream Team Charter school. In exchange for support, “All-Stars” could make the trip to New York City and have lunch with Teixeira at Yankee Stadium.
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