We are proud of the contributions that Hispanic major league players are making on and off the field. These Players have shown tremendous interest in giving back to their communities both in the United States and in their home countries, and their philanthropic efforts have helped raise funds and awareness for a variety of worthy causes. We are inspired by their altruism and the legacy they are building for and beyond the game.
The Players Trust celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring Carlos Carrasco of Venezuela. He and his wife, Karry, founded the Carlos Carrasco Foundation and Karry Carrasco Foundation to assist in humanitarian efforts in Venezuela.
Through their giving, children of all ages have been provided with baseball equipment to aid in leveling the playing field. Carrasco received the Roberto Clemente Award in 2019 for his charitable efforts within the community.
We continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Yadier Molina of Puerto Rico. Yadi and his wife, Wanda, founded Yadier Molina Fundacion 4 as a way to channel their passion for helping children and those in need in Puerto Rico.
They worked to rebuild their communities following Hurricane Maria in 2017, and Yadi received the Roberto Clemente Award in 2018 for his efforts.
The Players Trust celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring Yordan Alvarez of Cuba. In 2019, Álvarez designated his PCA award money to assist Cubans in need. Álvarez’s charitable support aided humanitarian efforts for Caritas Cuba – a foundation that aligned with his ambition to assist in making life-changing improvements for the most vulnerable people of Cuba.
Shining a light on Gio Urshela. Gio received the 2021 Thurman Munson Award in recognition of his athletic achievements and contributions to the community. The award ceremony raises money to benefit the AHRC NYC, which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.