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
"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
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.