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Commissioner, MLB players hosting community giveaway event

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 19:11:31-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Commissioner William McCurdy II and a group of Major League Baseball players are coming together to give food and baseball equipment to local families with young children from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Doolittle Community Center at 1950 N. J St.

There will be enough baseball equipment for 500 children. The event is free to attend, and interested families are encouraged to arrive early as the supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone.

In addition to the baseball equipment, families will be offered fresh produce and non-perishable food, and personal protective equipment such as masks and hand sanitizer.

The event is a partnership between Commissioner McCurdy, and the groups Pull Up Neighbor and the Players Alliance, with support from the Three Square Food Bank.

The Players Alliance is a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 150 active and former Major League Baseball Players that seeks to improve representation of Black Americans in all levels of the game.

Pull Up Neighbor is a Black-owned community response team working with the Players Alliance on a two-month, cross-country effort bringing similar events to various cities.