Wheeler lends support to FACTR charity

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Former Rays pitcher Dan Wheeler is involved with Finding A Cure Through Recruiting Baseball (FACTR), whose mission is to create balance in baseball between taking and giving while teaching valuable life lessons and instilling noble core values within our young adults and leaders of tomorrow. FACTR Baseball supports various cancer causes with a focus on childhood cancer.

The players that can play on FACTR teams are fortunate to be healthy enough and athletic enough to play baseball. FACTR teams are responsible for raising funds to provide financial relief for families with a child suffering from cancer and raising awareness of childhood cancer, while building character and putting life "in perspective" for players on FACTR teams.

Wheeler is hoping the local FACTR Baseball BINGO night can raise money for the cause. The event will take place on March 19 in Clearwater, Fla. For more information, contact factrfundraising@gmail.com.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.