Thank You Thursday 1/22/2015 Edition

This week’s Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a former Front Office employee.

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Thank you again for the help you gave me when I was down and out following my surgery.  If it wasn’t for your help, I would have lost my house, job, sanity and who knows what else.  After you helped me, I ended up having 3 more surgeries.  You helping me in a time of need will never be forgotten.  Since my recovery, I have excelled in many goals.  I was also named employee of the month.

Thank you very much!

 

To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

On the road with B.A.T. – Continued

The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) is a great resource for members of the Baseball Family in need of medical, financial or psychological assistance. As we continue to spread awareness to eligible members, over the past month B.A.T. has visited the Front Offices of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Oakland Athletics.

See below for a couple of in action shots of these meetings!

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B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen visited with the Philadelphia Phillies employees

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Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series Trophy

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Philadelphia Phillies employees in attendance at B.A.T.’s presentation

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B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen visting Citizens Bank Park

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B.A.T. President, Randy Winn visited with the Oakland Athletics employees

 

Thank You Thursday – New Year Edition

This week’s Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a former Front Office employee.

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Dear B.A.T.,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you have done for me.  Words can’t explain how much I appreciate your help.  Without the Baseball Assistance Team, I would be on the streets.

Once again, I thank you for helping me from the bottom of my heart.  

I wish you a great 2015!

 To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

Thank You Thursday 12-4-2014 Edition

This week’s edition of Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a widow of former Minor League player.

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Dear B.A.T.,

At this time of the year when one reflects on the those things and people we are grateful for in our lives, you come to mind.  Thank you for all your support throughout the years!  May you find many things to be grateful for this holiday season.

-Thank you

To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

Thank You Thursday 11-20-2014 Edition

This week’s edition of Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a widow of former Negro League player.

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Dear B.A.T.,

Thank you so much for helping me pay my rent and medical expenses.  Because of you, I am making it.  I do not know how I would make it without you.  I am very grateful and thankful for you.  

I just wanted to thank you, thank you from my heart.

To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

On the road with B.A.T.

The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) is a great resource for members of the Baseball Family in need of medical, financial or psychological assistance.  In our effort to spread awareness to eligible members, over the past 3 weeks B.A.T. has visited the Front Offices of the San Francisco Giants,  Pittsburgh Pirates,  New York Mets,  Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers and the MLB Network.

See below for a couple of in action shots of these meetings!

B.A.T. President, Randy Winn presented to the Front Office of the San Francisco Giants

B.A.T. President, Randy Winn & B.A.T. Board of Director, Staci Slaughter presented to the Front Office of the San Francisco Giants

B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen visited with the Washington Nationals employees

B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen visited with the Washington Nationals employees

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B.A.T. table for the Washington Nationals employees

B.A.T. Administrator, Michelle Fucich attended the Pittsbugh Pirates Benefit's Fair

B.A.T. Administrator, Michelle Fucich attended the Pittsburgh Pirates Benefits Fair

B.A.T. Advisor, Laurel Prieb visits with the employees of the Milwaukee Brewers

B.A.T. Advisor, Laurel Prieb visits with the employees of the Milwaukee Brewers

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Erik Nilsen & Michelle Fucich visit with the New York Mets

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B.A.T.’s table at the Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner’s Benefits Fair

Stepping up to BAT with Jim Bouton

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  1. How did you first hear about B.A.T.?

I heard about B.A.T. when the program was first started in 1986.

  1. Why do you believe in B.A.T.? Why do you support B.A.T.?

I believe that B.A.T. is a wonderful organization for a number of reasons. First off, it really helps players who need help for one reason or another, and second it is a good opportunity for guys to get together with their old teammates.

  1. Would you consider the baseball community a family? Why?

Sure, I am definitely part of the family. I feel that way and my wife feels that way as well.

  1. Do you know anyone who B.A.T. has assisted? 

I don’t have any personal association with any particular player but I’ve been to all the dinners and I know how helpful B.A.T. has been for a lot of players and their families.

  1. Would you recommend B.A.T. to members of the baseball family in need?

Sure, absolutely! I think that it is an organization that should continue to grow and be stronger than ever. It’s an honor to be part of the Baseball Assistance Team by supporting it.

Stepping up to BAT with Fritz Peterson

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  1. How did you first hear about B.A.T.?

I’ve gone to several B.A.T. dinner’s over the years and that’s where I first learned about the charity and the work they do.

  1. Why do you believe in B.A.T.? Why do you support B.A.T.?

I believe that B.A.T. is like a big brother to go to when there is no place to go and no one else to turn to.

  1. Would you consider the baseball community a family? Why?

Absolutely! The baseball community is non-judgmental and they treat people they help with dignity rather than pity, and I value that.

  1. Do you know anyone who B.A.T. has assisted? 

Yes I do. I recommend that people who love baseball or have played professionally do everything they can to support the cause. B.A.T. is a life raft for former players and their families.

  1. Would you recommend B.A.T. to members of the baseball family in need?

Absolutely!

Stepping up to BAT with Eddie Robinson

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  1. How did you first hear about B.A.T.?

I was one of the ones who helped get the charity going in the first place.

  1. Why do you believe in B.A.T.? Why do you support B.A.T.?

I think it really does a lot of good for guys that need it. That was what we wanted to do with the program from the beginning, help people who don’t have the means to help themselves.

  1. Would you consider the baseball community a family? Why?

Yes, even as a former player I’m still involved in the baseball family. Both Major League baseball players and families stay involved. I think the B.A.T. events are a great way to get the guys together and the dinner is a wonderful gesture.

  1. Do you know anyone who B.A.T. has assisted? 

No, I don’t know anyone personally. They keep that information secret  and I don’t inquire because all that matters is that it’s helping people, doesn’t matter who exactly.

  1. Would you recommend B.A.T. to members of the baseball family in need?

Well certainly.

Stepping up to BAT with Felix Millan

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  1. How did you first hear about B.A.T.?

I first heard about B.A.T. when former players older than me told me about it. I knew it was something good for the players who are in need.

  1. Why do you believe in B.A.T.? Why do you support B.A.T.?

I support the Baseball Assistance Team because I know they are doing a very VERY good thing. If I can help them today, they can help me tomorrow. I believe in doing something good for the players in need.

  1. Would you consider the baseball community a family? Why?

Oh yes, very much. We know each other because we shared the sport together. We talk to each other no matter how long ago it’s been since we played the game or last saw each other. The baseball community is a family because we are very good to one another.

  1. Do you know anyone who B.A.T. has assisted? 

I know quite a few guys from Puerto Rico. I know they are helping a lot more guys in need from Puerto Rico that I don’t know names personally.

  1. Would you recommend B.A.T. to members of the baseball family in need?

Oh yes! Very much, very very much I would recommend B.A.T. to members of the baseball family in need.

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