Each of the 30 major league teams names a finalist for the national Roberto Clemente Award, given to a player who has helped charitable efforts in his community.â†µ
Today, the Cubs announced that Sean Marshall is this year’s Cubs finalist:â†µ
Marshall has donated much of his time to helping children who are ill or less fortunate. He regularly participates in the Clubâ€™s annual Caravan, visiting area hospitals and schools, and sponsors an RBI team through the Union League Boys & Girls Club.â†µ
In 2010, Sean donated his time to a unique wheelchair softball clinic for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Caring for Kids program, which provides sports and recreation opportunities for children with physical disabilities. Additionally, Sean teamed with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to present $5,000 to the Streator (Ill.) Youth Baseball League. The funds will help rebuild fields that were destroyed by a tornado earlier this summer.â†µ
Marshall also volunteers his time to prepare and serve dinner at Paz de Cristo, a community center and food bank in Mesa, Ariz., and helps raise funds for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis in the Phoenix area.â†µ
For more on Marshall’s efforts to help the kids in Streator, check out George Castle’s feature on Sean here at SB Nation Chicago.â†µâ†µ
And, you can vote for Sean as the winner here.