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Mike Trout Hits It Big for Youth During 2016 MLB Season

Hitting home runs this season has taken on a bigger meaning for Los Angeles Angels American League Most Valuable Player Mike Trout. The Millville Meteor is using his spotlight during his season to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, which provides all children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Fans can pledge to donate for every home run Trout records this season by visiting Mike Trout’s fundraising website at www.pledgeit.org/miketrout.

“The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission works. Their mentors are changing the lives of children in our community every day, and that’s why I’m excited to be partnering with them. I’m teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to support the mission of youth mentoring, but I am only one man. There are still hundreds of children in Orange County who need a positive role model. So I’m proposing a challenge to every baseball fan. This season, you can pledge a donation for every home run I hit or make a one-time donation to support life-changing mentoring programs for local kids facing adversity.” – Mike Trout

By supporting the campaign, fans can earn prizes such as a signed Mike Trout bat and an exclusive Mike Trout Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County t-shirt. Proceeds from the campaign will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire.

"Mike has talked about positive role models in his life, and this partnership will help us recruit more volunteers for boys who don't currently have a male mentor," said Melissa Beck, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. "We are eagerly looking forward to a long-term relationship as he helps attract volunteers to match with the hundreds of children on our waiting list."

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County was founded in 1958 and is one of the national organization’s top mentoring agencies in the country, serving more than 2,700 children each year. Our purpose is for every child to have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential. Our mission is to provide strong and enduring, one-to-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships for every child who needs and wants one. Our vision is to change the life of a child for the better, forever.

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Published on June 27, 2016

by JohnPaul Bennett

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