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Tim Anderson Announces Awesome Charitable Drive

Anderson currently leads the big leagues in stolen bases with 12

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    Tim Anderson Announces Awesome Charitable Drive
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    CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 17: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox throws to first base against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Royals 9-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is leading the big leagues in stolen bases this season, and now his thievery is going to pay off in a big way for a local charity.

    In a social media post this week, Anderson’s League of Leaders organization announced that the infielder will donate $500 for every base that he steals this season, and he invited fans to participate in the charitable endeavor with him:

     
     
     
     
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    🚨Introducing: Pledge It! • With EVERY stolen base I swipe this season, I personally pledge $500 to help steal away from senseless violence within our communities 🙌🏾 • YOU can help by pledging too! When you become a pledger, you choose how much you want to donate to this cause. This amount will be donated each time I steal a base! • 🙏🏾 As appreciation for our pledgers, anyone who’s total pledge over the course of the season is at least $50 will be entered in our giveaway! Picked at random, the winner will receive an official, game-used and autographed base! 💯 • You can learn more and join me in becoming a pledger by going to our website (link in bio)

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    “You can help by pledging too! When you become a pledger, you can choose how much you want to donate to this cause. The amount will be donated each time I steal a base,” Anderson said.

    Anyone who donates over $50 this season will be entered into a drawing for a game-used and autographed base, Anderson said.

    Anderson currently leads the league with 12 stolen bases entering Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

    The League of Leaders group was founded in 2017 in honor of his best friend, who died while trying to help the victim of a brutal beating. Anderson’s friend Branden Moss was shot several times and died from his wounds. The group has donated a total of $12,000 to various non-profit organizations, according to the group’s website.

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