06/09/2011 5:04 PM ET
Jimenez and Spilborghs to provide Denver-area children with an unforgettable day at the ballpark
DENVER -- Prior to Thursday eveningís game at Coors Field, Rockies players Ubaldo Jimenez and Ryan Spilborghs will provide everlasting memories to a group of 50 low-income elementary school students and children from the Brandon Center/Theodora House, as the Major League Baseball Players Trustís Buses for Baseball program motors into Denver.
The Brandon Center/Theodora House is a 24-hour-a-day emergency shelter for homeless women and children. Through Volunteers of America, the shelter provides assistance to those seeking refuge from domestic violence and offers individual and group counseling, parent education, housing referral assistance, childrenís programs, GED classes and employment skills assistance. The Brandon Center/Theodora House services allow residents to become self-sufficient and learn skills to help them achieve their goals.
Courtesy of the Players Trust, the students will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs.
This season, Buses for Baseball will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 750 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes. Buses for Baseball will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.
The Players Trust enjoys support from the Colorado Rockies organization in providing this unique, up-close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.
To watch a brief video featuring the Buses for Baseball program, please visit the Players Trust Channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/MLBPlayersTrust.