Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians

 JUSTIN MASTERSON

 AGE: 29
POSITION: Pitcher
CHARITIES SUPPORTED: Cleveland Indians Charities, Providence House, Laura’s Home, Cleveland Indians Faith Day, Dominican Republic Mission of Mercy, Feed Their Future.

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE:

~ Justin and Meryl Masterson give their time to numerous local non-profit groups, including Providence House, a crisis center for children, and Laura’s Home, a women’s crisis center.

~ Last November, Justin traveled to the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya, in conjunction with Bright Hope to see first-hand the positive their “Feed Their Future” campaign is making. With his help, Bright Hope’s inaugural campaign raised almost $200,000 for the children.

~ He frequently meets and greets terminally ill children at the ballpark.

~ Justin participates in the Indians “Faith Day” at the ballpark, giving his testimony to fans.

~ He visits local veterans that are returning from active duty or about to be deployed.

~ A strong supporter of Cleveland Indians Charities, Justin also works with the non-profit group “Not For Sale,” an organization that raises awareness of human trafficking in America.

~ In the off-season, Justin and Meryl raise money and are active with the Dominican Republic Mission of Mercy in Moca, DR.

BASEBALL CAREER:

Justin Masterson was elected to his first AL All-Star team in 2013. He led the league in games started in 2012 and shutouts in 2013. He is the first Jamaican-born pitcher in Major League history.

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