Terry Francona will team up with the Cleveland VA Medical Center to provide Club Lounge tickets to select military veterans and their families every Sunday home game. The veterans will receive Indians-branded military caps and T-shirts, as well as an in-game scoreboard message.
The Cleveland Indians are proud to support community initiatives that support service, health, fitness, diversity and sustainability.
Aaron Civale and fiancée Fran Barilla will participate in Pearls for Perseverance (PFP). Aaron will set aside his warm-up baseball prior to each start and send it to a pediatric patient at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. As part of the program, the couple will send uplifting video messages to Cleveland Clinic pediatric patients in need of inspiration and positivity on an as-needed basis.
Logan Allen will partner with the Miracle League of Lake County & Northeast Ohio to bring baseball to the youth in the Cleveland area. Logan’s program will consist of Zoom meet-and-greets with Miracle League participants. Long-term, Logan plans to meet in-person with kids at Miracle League events, engaging in physical activity and promoting an active lifestyle and healthy eating.
Zach Plesac will partner with the Boys & Girls Club of NEO for Plesac’s Pals, sponsored by FirstEnergy. The program will focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging youth to remain active. Zach’s program will consist of a series of visits with Boys & Girls Club members and will feature physical fitness activities and healthy eating lessons.
Triston McKenzie volunteered as a True2U mentor for an eighth-grade class at Valley View Boys’ Leadership Academy this spring. McKenzie visits with the class several times and discusses career pathways, strengths and values, and the decision-making process, ultimately guiding students as they make their high school decision.