Following are the youth & community details for Game Four of the 2017 World Series presented by YouTube TV. The 113th Fall Classic between the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League Champion Houston Astros continues tonight, Saturday, October 28th, at Minute Maid Park with live coverage
Following are the youth & community details for Game Four of the 2017 World Series presented by YouTube TV. The 113th Fall Classic between the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League Champion Houston Astros continues tonight, Saturday, October 28th, at Minute Maid Park with live coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX, FOX Deportes and ESPN Radio.
HUNDREDS OF YOUNG, HAPPY BASEBALL FANS CAN'T BE WRONG: Hundreds of kids from the Greater Houston community participated in a 'PLAY BALL' event at the Houston Astros MLB Youth Academy at Sylvester Turner Park today. In addition to fun baseball and softball-related activities, every kid walked away with a bat & ball set and received free hot dogs from PLAY BALL-supporter Nathan's Famous. Parents and kids also experienced a Shred Hate activation, which is a bullying prevention program from ESPN that is supported by Major League Baseball and No Bully.
Attending the event were Commissioner Manfred, Astros Owner & Chairman Jim Crane, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Astros Legend Jimmy Wynn. 2017 Roberto Clemente Award winner Anthony Rizzo and Olympic Gold Medalist and MLB Youth Programs Ambassador Jennie Finch also were there to interact with the kids at the various stations. Members of USA Baseball and USA Softball were on-hand to serve as event volunteers alongside members of Rice University's baseball team and players from the RBI program, MLB Youth Academies and American Legion, Post 40. The Positive Coaching Alliance ran a "parent station" to provide more information about youth involvement and positive reinforcement in baseball and softball. The PLAY BALL initiative is supported by MLB sponsors Chevrolet, Scotts and Nathan's Famous.
IN-GAME SU2C MOMENT: MLB, Stand Up To Cancer and Mastercard will conduct a special in-game moment at Minute Maid Park with players, umpires, coaches and fans, as they all hold up placards with the names of loved ones affected by the disease. The moment will take place after the 5th inning and will air LIVE on FOX. MLB and its 30 Clubs are the founding donors of SU2C, committing $43 million to date to SU2C's innovative cancer research.
MASTERCARD DONATION PRESENTATION TO SU2C & IN-STADIUM AR EXPERIENCE FOR FANS: For the first time ever, Mastercard and MLB will deliver fans a special augmented reality (AR) message right to their Minute Maid Park seats at Game Four of the World Series. Through an AR experience, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will encourage fans to stand up to cancer during the in-game placard moment and announce an additional $100,000 donation to SU2C on behalf of Mastercard. This donation is on top of the $4 million donation raised through Mastercard's 'Priceless Causes' campaign to Stand Up To Cancer, which will be presented to Stand Up to Cancer co-founders on-field before tonight's game. Fans will be able to receive the special AR message from Correa by downloading the MLB.com Ballpark app, tapping on the "Augmented Reality" icon on the Houston Astros home page in the app, and then aiming their cameras to the back of the SU2C placards given in-stadium before the game.
NEW PSA FROM SU2C - "WHATEVER IT TAKES": Stand Up To Cancer has launched a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign in collaboration with Major League Baseball. The PSA, titled "Whatever It Takes," features Major League players and moments from MLB's Championship Season that underscore the message that the end of the fight against cancer is unlikely to come from a single "home run," but rather will be the result of numerous and smaller, yet meaningful, scientific advancements that keep the fight moving forward. The broadcast PSA will debut tonight, Saturday, Oct. 28, during Game Four.
English Language Version: https://youtu.be/Liv4mbnBbDY
Spanish Language Version: https://youtu.be/V7Hk0WKl0TY
In addition to the broadcast PSAs, a print PSA has launched that features images of Major Leaguers Jason Kipnis (Cleveland Indians), Michael Taylor (Washington Nationals), and Yasmani Grandal (Los Angeles Dodgers). In both PSAs, the players, each of whom appeared in the 2017 MLB Postseason, prepare to drop down bunts alongside photos of 10-year-old cancer survivor Jacob Teel of Delight, Ark., and 33-year-old cancer survivor Dalia Margolis of Los Angeles, Calif.
2017 RBI WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZED: Several members from each championship team of the 2017 RBI World Series will be recognized during pre-game ceremonies. Teams include Nobu Yamauchi RBI (senior baseball division out of Hilo, Hawaii), Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club RBI (softball division out of St. Louis, Missouri) and Philadelphia Phillies RBI (junior baseball division).
MEMBERS FROM SEVEN MLB YOUTH ACADEMIES TO ATTEND GAME FOUR: Seven members of the MLB Youth Academies from around the country also will be recognized during pregame ceremonies. The members are their respective Academy's "Youth of the Year," which recognizes a member who has had a positive year on and off the field, has overcome challenges in their lives or has made a positive impact in their community. This year's honorees include:
MLB's Youth Academies aim to set the standard for mentorship and development in underserved communities through professional-level baseball and softball instruction, education assistance and career development programs - all while serving as positive members of their respective communities. Since their inception, the cost-free, year-round Academies have seen more than 500 players go on to play on the collegiate level, more than 100 players drafted by MLB clubs, and many more establish non-playing careers.
AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS: Rounding out youth honorees is the team from Henderson, Nev. that won the American Legion World Series Championship this summer.
GAME BALL DELIVERY: Paris Jackson, 13, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Stafford Club, will deliver the game ball of Game Four to the mound. Paris will be joined by legendary Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt. Paris attends Stafford Middle School.