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|Atlanta Braves Foundation awards grant for anti-bullying campaign|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Tuesday, 27 September 2011 16:51|
The Atlanta Braves Foundation announced today $150,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations. The Braves Foundation, the charitable arm of the Major League Baseball team, will present the grants to representatives from each of the organizations at tonight's game, the penultimate of the 2011 season, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Among the recipients is the Anti-Defamation League Southeast Region, which will use the funds in an ongoing anti-bullying campaign called “No Place for Hate,” according to a representative of the Braves.
The "No Place for Hate" campaign connects the Anti-Defamation League with local schools and provides tools and training necessary to combat youth bullying.
Several Braves players are also featured in an anti-bullying video currently being shown at Turner Field on game days.
Here's a complete list of grant recipients:
Field of Dreams Academy
For more information on The Braves Foundation, please visit http://mlb.mlb.com/atl/community/grant_recipients.jsp.
For information on the Anti-Defamation League and it's “No Place for Hate” campaign, please visit http://regions.adl.org/southeast/programs/no-place-for-hate.html.
Top photo: Turner Field (by Ryan Watkins)
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