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Braves Foundation awards $175,000 to local nonprofits

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves Foundation awarded grants totaling $175,000 to several local nonprofit organizations before Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

The 31 organizations that were recognized before the game will fund initiatives including after-school programs, health and wellness efforts, anti-bullying campaigns, educational projects and athletic programs.

"The nonprofit organizations throughout Braves Country serve every resident and play a substantial role in the betterment of our community," team president John Schuerholz said in a statement. "We feel incredible pride in providing assistance to these well-deserving organizations and look forward to seeing the lives in our community transformed."

Country singer Scotty McCreery, winner of the 10th season of American Idol, made a charitable contribution of his own after performing at Turner Field following Friday night's game against the Phillies to cap off his six-city MLB ballpark tour. McCreery donated $5,000 to the Braves' local Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program during a special on-field presentation.

Eric Single is an associate reporter for
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