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2012 MLB All-Star Game: Local Community Projects Receive Millions In Donations

Major League Baseball's community projects in the Kansas City area were billed as the largest in the history of the Midsummer Classic. And once the game is over on Tuesday, local residents will feel and see the effects for many years to come according to the Kansas City Star:

Major League Baseball's donation of $4 million stems from commissioner Bud Selig wanting the All-Star Game to leave a legacy in host cities, said Celia Bobrowsky, Major League Baseball's director of community affairs.

About a year ago, the Royals recommended to Major League Baseball what local charities and community organizations it thought should benefit from the funds. The Royals and Major League Baseball then discussed the recommendations and decided where to allocate the money, Bobrowsky said.

A complete list of the are projects that will benefit from the MLB donation appear in the KC Star report, but it's nice to see Commissioner Bud Selig taking such a vested interest in the Kansas City community at-large.

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