Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was named a finalist for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. The award honors a current MLB player who who possess the values, integrity and dedication to serving their country that Bob Feller himself displayed. Feller was one of the first athletes to enlist in the army after the attack on Pearl Harbor on 1941. Bauer teamed up with Athletes Brand to design a T-shirt to benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation. The Lone Survivor Foundation provides education, rehabilitation, recovery and wellness opportunities to members of the U.S. Armed forces and their families.Bauer’s shirt was inspired by the story of former Navy SEAL Marcus Lutrell, who received a Purple Heart from his actions in a 2005 ambush by Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings.Not only is Bauer working to raise money for the foundation, his nomination letter stated, but Bauer hopes this educates people on the struggles wounded vets are faced with after sacrificing their lives for our country and freedom. Bauer’s goal was to reach 20 million people and raise at least $7,000 in two weeks.Bauer told the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation: “I have a lot of respect for the men and… Read full this story
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