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During the 2016 MLB season, Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals has decided to step up to the plate to help children facing adversity in Kansas City. He is using the spotlight of playing baseball to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and supporting their mission of creating life-changing friendships between children facing adversity and caring, adult mentors.

Fans can pledge to donate for each double recorded by Eric Hosmer. He's going to step up on the field and try to record as many doubles as possible to help kids in need. Fans can pledge by visiting:

"Big Brothers Big Sisters gives these kids the opportunities to have role models. Some of these kids have had different upbringings and some of these kids have no mentors at all. Big Brothers Big Sisters gives you the opportunity to mentor someone. I would encourage people to step up big and realize that it's not the kids fault that they don't have someone to mentor them." - Eric Hosmer

Proceeds from Eric Hosmer's Step Up Big PLEDGE IT campaign will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.

Founded originally as a Kansas City Jaycee project in 1964, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) has served more than 20,000 at-risk youth in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Serving over 1,700 youth in Kansas City each year, BBBSKC provides children facing adversity in one-to-one life-changing friendships with adult mentors. BBBSKC matches school-aged youth (Littles) from one-parent or other non-traditional homes, with caring, adult volunteers (Bigs).

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