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Garth Brooks helping to fight childhood hunger with MLB's Home Plate Project

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ABC RadioGarth Brooks is aligning with Major League Baseball for an important mission. 

Garth is one of the many celebrities involved in the MLB’s new food-driven initiative, Home Plate Project, which aims to prevent childhood hunger and food insecurity across the U.S. and Canada.

The initiative pairs Garth’s Teammates For Kids Foundation — which links the country star with athletes to raise money for children’s charities — and Big League Impact, founded in 2013 by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright.  It will help to help all 30 MLB teams raise money for food-related charities. 

Each team will be represented by one or two players who will partner with local and national organizations to help provide food and non-perishable items to children in need. The goal of the initiative is to impact at least 25,000 children by delivering more than 3.6 million meals. 

“Teammates for Kids started with 67 baseball players 20 years ago, and as we look forward, we are excited to launch this project with ballplayers from every MLB team to help fight childhood hunger,” Garth says in a statement.

“The Home Plate Project is special for Teammates for Kids because it incorporates our founding principles of teaming up with athletes who have a passion for helping kids.,” he continues, adding, “The beauty of it all, 100 percent of the money that is getting donated to this effort will feed children in local communities.”

Home Plate Project launches in August. 

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