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Players & Coaches Philanthropy

Through the generous philanthropy of our Marlins players, manager and Better Halves; these programs strive to support our youth and give back to the community.

Martín Prado

Prado, a 14-year veteran of the Major Leagues, humbly embraces his role as a leader in the Marlins clubhouse, and as a mentor not just to his teammates, but also to the people of the South Florida community who are impacted by the programs he supports through the Miami Marlins Foundation. He has focused his efforts by providing critical financial support to two programs in particular: the Miami Marlins First Generation Scholarship Program and the Home Plate Meals Program.

The First Generation Scholarship Program awards students based on economic need who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. Currently, we partner with Florida International University to distribute scholarships through the program.

The Home Plate Meals Program is focused on wellness challenges that prevent children from excelling in school and recreational activities. Through Prado's generous support, two school pantries are being built in neighborhood schools surrounding Marlins Park.

Wei-Yin Chen

Chen is in his fourth season with the Miami Marlins. Chen is Major League Baseball's all-time leader in games started (170) and strikeouts (783) by a Taiwanese pitcher. Chen supports the Miami Marlins Legacy Scholars program.

His generous contribution supports the Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship which provides a generous 4-year grant to a student and includes a success curriculum, community service and job and internship placement.

Mattingly's Futuras Estrellas

Granting South Florida area youth and their families the opportunity to attend a Miami Marlins game and enjoy an unforgettable baseball experience, this program engages with non-profit organizations making an impact in education as well as serving children and families through the arts.

Better Halves

The Marlins Better Halves team together on community service projects as well as fundraisers throughout the season. Their signature fundraiser, the Better Halves Tackle Box Auction, features baseball memorabilia and items unique to the hobbies and personalities of their significant others. This year proceeds from the Tackle Box Auction will benefit Alex's place at Sylvester. More than simply a treatment site for children with cancer and blood diseases, Alex's place is a space designed to empower young patients and support their families.