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Press Release

08/12/2008 2:25 PM ET
Rockies players create unforgettable ballpark memories for underprivileged children
Forty Denver-area children attend tonight’s Rockies game as personal guests of Atkins, Baker, Cook, Holliday, Rusch, Taveras and Torrealba

DENVER -— Prior to tonight’s game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado Rockies players Garrett Atkins, Jeff Baker, Aaron Cook, Matt Holliday, Glendon Rusch, Willy Taveras and Yorvit Torrealba will provide everlasting memories to a group of underprivileged children as the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program visits Colorado.

Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, 40 children from various programs supported by Denver-based not-for-profit, Volunteers of America, will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. “Buses for Baseball” provides many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.

This season, “Buses for Baseball”, a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes. The Players Trust enjoys support from the Colorado Rockies organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.