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Major League players to convene in SD

Players Trust to hold annual meeting, fundraising dinner and golf tourney

More than 40 Major League baseball players will head to the San Diego area to mix a little business with pleasure when the Major League Baseball Players Trust holds its annual board meeting and fundraising events in the area between Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

The players will kick things off on Jan. 9, at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, with their annual Players Trust meeting, where they'll gather to review 2012 Trust activities and plan the not-for-profit's 2013 programming and grant-giving.

On Thursday, Jan. 10, current big leaguers and supporters of the Trust will be joined by some legendary former players when they tee off at Del Mar Country Club.

On Thursday evening, players, past and present, including Ozzie Smith, Trevor Hoffman and Tim Stauffer, will join members of the public at the Hilton Torrey Pines, when the Players Trust holds a fundraising dinner to benefit Trust programs, including the Action Team national youth volunteer program. The dinner's entertainment will include renowned artist and YouTube sensation Dan Dunn and his unique and wildly popular PAINTJAM style of work (to be auctioned off on site!). Live and silent auctions of unique baseball and sports memorabilia will also take place.

On Friday, the players and Trust supporters will take their golf games to Torrey Pines, where they'll play the famed South Course before wrapping up their three-day gathering with an awards luncheon at The Lodge.

Tickets for the Thursday evening dinner are just $300 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. Each table includes a current or former Major Leaguer. A limited number of golf spots remain available. For more information, please contact the Players Trust at (888) 714-0755 or email the Trust at [email protected].