"We will be giving out baseball cards with Derek Jeter on the front and a drug-free pledge on the back, as well as anti-steroids posters," Brasuell said.Fans can take part in TEAM's Responsibility Has its Rewards public service announcement pledge to always have a designated driver and to buckle up. When they make the pledge, fans will receive a souvenir photo and can record their own traffic safety video. "People can get a FanFest picture here at our booth, and it will have some key messages about friends who don't let friends drive while they're drunk," Brasuell said. Fans can receive free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen samples and posters as part of the Play Smart When It Comes to the Sun program, a partnership of MLB, the MLB Players Association and the American Academy of Dermatology that raises awareness about how to prevent skin cancer. Board certified dermatologists will conduct the screenings at the Baseball Cares booth. "They'll be here doing not extensive, but extensive enough [screenings] so that people can find out if they need to have follow-up [examinations] for lesions and skin cancer," Brasuell said. "Given that the majority of our fans spend a lot of time out in the sun, that's one of the key things." Visitors to the booth can also learn about the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, a joint initiative of MLB and the MLB Players Association, which promotes and enhances the growth of baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, field improvements and equipment purchases to encourage and maintain youth participation in the game. Fans can learn more about the Giants Community Fund as well, which supports Junior Giants summer baseball leagues in California, Oregon and Nevada. In addition to providing training, equipment, uniforms and instruction for the leagues, the Community Fund also provides health programs and violence prevention and education programs in the local area.
Christie Cowles is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less