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Reds' Todd Frazier contributes $10k to Baseball United Foundation

Todd Frazier (Source: Reds Facebook) Todd Frazier (Source: Reds Facebook)
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Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds and a native of Point Pleasant, NJ, has designated the Baseball United Foundation's "Grand Slam for Sandy" fundraising effort as the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust.

The donation is part of a $20,000 charitable contribution Todd received for being named the 2012 National League Outstanding Rookie in Players Choice Awards balloting. 2012 Players Choice Award winners in all categories will designate charities to receive grants totaling $260,000 from the Major League Baseball Players Trust.  

Through its "Grand Slam for Sandy" fundraising effort, the Baseball United Foundation is providing much needed relief to families in Monmouth County, NJ, who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

"When Sandy hit, I knew I wanted to help out in some way.  Anytime you can help families get back on their feet after such devastation, it is a no brainer," stated Todd.

The Grand Slam for Sandy fund-raiser was started by Boston Red Sox minor league catcher Jayson Hernandez and his former Rutgers teammate Rob Corsi, in conjunction with the Baseball United Foundation. Many donations have come from the duo's connections in college and professional baseball.

The "Grand Slam for Sandy" fund-raiser is raising much needed funds for families affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Money raised is being dispersed directly to families whose homes were badly damaged or destroyed by the storm, as well as organizations assisting those affected in Union Beach, NJ.

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