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Devin D. Thorpe

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Mike Trout, Carlos Martinez and George Springer Highlight Pledge It Charitable Campaign Success through MLB All-Star Break

Press Release – HARRISBURG, PA, July 11, 2017Pledge It, the nation’s leading performance-based crowdfunding platform (money is raised based upon athletic performance), has raised more than $334,000 for charitable causes through its 16 Major League Baseball (MLB) 2017 campaigns at midseason.

During the 2017 MLB regular season, more than 15 players have partnered with Pledge It to convert their on-field statistics into financial support for charitable causes. MLB fans are encouraged to pledge a donation for every home run, hit, or strikeout recorded to help make an impact.

“We’re proud to help so many MLB players earn support for such compelling causes through the first half of baseball season” said Scott Shirley, Pledge It CEO and former Penn State football and baseball player. “Our community of athletes believe in the power of sport for social good.”

“I founded the Tsunami Waves Foundation in 2015 with the goal of helping children in need. This cause is very close to my heart as I was once one of those children,” said St. Louis Cardinals’ Carlos Martinez, who is dedicated his 2017 season to help improve the lives of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic. “It is my hope that through Tsunami Waves I can help make a difference in the lives of under-privileged children both locally and in the Dominican Republic.”

Other MLB 2017 / Pledge It campaigns include:


At Pledge It, we believe support for a cause is earned, not given. Our community of athletes are inspired to earn the change they want to see in the world! From professional players to weekend warriors, athletes of all levels are earning their impact with Pledge It – join the movement at www.pledgeit.org. See how Pledge It is revolutionizing online crowdfunding and non-profit fundraising at Pledge It Video.

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