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07/25/2007 1:45 PM ET
Antonio Alfonseca, Michael Bourn, Adam Eaton, Geoff Geary, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, Jamie Moyer, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth to create unforgettable memories for Camden youth
Players Trust unites with Volunteers of America -– Delaware Valley to provide youngsters with a once-in-a-lifetime experience

PHILADELPHIA -- Prior to tonight’s game, Philadelphia Phillies players Antonio Alfonseca, Michael Bourn, Adam Eaton, Geoff Geary, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, Jamie Moyer, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth will provide everlasting memories to a group of local children as the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program motors into the City of Brotherly Love.

Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, children from Volunteers of America – Delaware Valley’s Camden, NJ-based homeless shelters and its “Ready 4 Work” program will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. “Ready 4 Work” is a mentoring program that assists at-risk 14-18-year-olds with their education, job skill training and job placement.

“Buses for Baseball”, a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., provides transportation and personal greetings for underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes.

The Players Trust enjoys support from Volunteers of America – Delaware Valley and the Phillies organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate. “Buses for Baseball” provides many children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.