Pitching For a Purpose

The Christian Broadcasting Network did a 6-minute feature on my story in baseball. You’ll see why I pitch for a purpose:

http://www.cbn.com/tv/3144765881001

Baseball fans are awesome! Thank you Giants and Royals fans for supporting your team and making this truly a series to remember. We’re playing ball at Kauffman Stadium tomorrow night!

See you Thursday.

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

I had the opportunity to blog at Huffington Post this week.

Check it out here.

Thank you for reading!

And thank you for supporting your teams. We’re getting ready for Game 3, Friday night in San Francisco! See you Monday.

Help Them Dream

I am so blessed to be able to dream really big dreams.

Like playing in the World Series! It’s the most awesome opportunity. We are really excited for tomorrow night’s game!

But did you know that there are children in the world today who never get a chance to dream? I thought slavery was a thing of the past, until I read about a human trafficking case in the newspaper. At first I couldn’t believe that slavery could still be happening in today’s world. But it is, and it’s on a pretty large scale. So I said, “What can I do? Let’s figure out what we have to do, and get it done!” That’s how I became a part of Team Not For Sale.

I am free to pursue my dreams, but these kids have been forced into situations of fear. That’s why we’re trying to help them. We help set them free. Then we help them dream again.

You can help them too! It’s easy to do, and you’ll find a stunning and unexpected joy when you do. Check out my youth organization for more information. We respond to opportunities to help end poverty and the trafficking that goes with it. We’re a Generation Alive!

Learn more about NomiS and hear more of his poetry and music here: NomiS | Authentic Hip-Hop

Feed the World!

Did you know that today is Game 5 of the NLCS?

Did you know that today is also World Food Day?

Did you know that one in nine people in the world do not have enough to eat?

A youth movement called 30-Hour Famine is working to raise money and awareness about global hunger. They go without food for a day, to fight for a hunger-free world.

When you read this infographic, you will bring these young people closer to their goal of raising awareness about hunger. All you have to do is read, and maybe explore this website. Reading honors their commitment, and helps change the world! Click the image for a larger size.

Feeding the World Infographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you again for supporting your teams! See you Monday.

Find Your Passions, Use Your Passions

Why do I love to play baseball? It’s because I believe in the principle that no man shall live for himself. My success can help other people succeed, and I find my joy in doing that. You can too! Watch this to learn more:

The NLCS continues tomorrow in San Francisco. Thank you for supporting your team! See you Thursday.

Slavery Still Exists

Slavery still exists, and this extraordinary piece in The Atlantic from 2012 documents it with powerful and poignant photographs.

Lisa Kristine: Slavery Still Exists

photo credit: Lisa Kristine  http://www.lisakristine.com/

photo credit: Lisa Kristine http://www.lisakristine.com/

Yes, slavery still exists, and we can do something about it. We can actually help free people, and then help support them as they rebuild their lives in freedom and safety. Why not join me and other professional athletes in Team Not For Sale? Make an accomplishment-based pledge. Do you and your friends play football on Sunday afternoons? Then you can pledge $1 to Not For Sale for every tackle you make this season. That money will go to help empower survivors of human trafficking. You can get everyone on your team to make a similar pledge. That way you can raise a lot, by everyone giving a little bit. That’s teamwork!

You will find the most profound fulfillment if you do.

The National League Championship Series starts Saturday, and I’m focused! See you Monday.

A Little Child Shall Lead Us

Children are natural leaders. How about the one in this video? He heard that other children were hungry and promptly said, “I’m going to raise some money so they can get something to eat.” Then he went out and danced to support my youth movement, Generation Alive. He’s an inspiration!

The Division Series continues tomorrow. I’m focused! See you Thursday.