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Vote Butler: Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service

Butler_Royalty_Fields_2010.JPGHere’s another interactive opportunity for fans to vote for a Royal…for the second-straight year, first baseman Billy Butler is a candidate for the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Athlete. 

The award is presented in partnership with All Stars Helping Kids, a national nonprofit founded by NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott.  Butler joins a list of other impressive nominees from across the sports world, including C.C. Sabathia, Paul Pierce and Drew Brees.  Past recipients of Jefferson Awards for Public Service include Oprah Winfrey, Colin Powell, Lance Armstrong and Bill Gates.

The Royals are calling on fans to vote for Butler for this prestigious honor.  Fans may text Butler’s Jefferson Award number – 05 – to 99158 or vote online at www.allstarshelpingkids.org/teammates/index.html.  Voting ends December 31, but there is no limit to the number of votes per individual.

Butler is one of the club’s community leaders and works extensively with the Bishop Sullivan Center, one of the largest providers of emergency assistance in the Kansas City area.  The 24-year-old just completed the third season of his Hit-It-A-Ton campaign, a matching program in which fans and area companies can join the Butlers in donating food to the center for each of his home runs.

Vote for Butler and Teahen, K.C.'s Jefferson Award nominees

7-18_YMCA Challenger at Little K_IMG_3723.JPGThe Royals have nominated Billy Butler and Mark Teahen for the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Athlete, presented by All Stars Helping Kids, a national nonprofit founded by NFL Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott. You can “get in the game” and help Butler and Teahen win by voting on the All Stars Helping Kids website (www.allstarshelpingkids.org) and via text message running through November 15th.

Butler and Teahen join other impressive nominees, including Steve Nash, Mia Hamm, and Venus Williams. Past winners of the Jefferson Award include Oprah Winfrey, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, and Bill & Melinda Gates.

Butler and Teahen have worked to serve families and youth in the Kansas City community through their philanthropy. Butler works with the Bishop Sullivan Center, the largest single site provider of emergency assistance in the local area, and created the Hit-It-A-Ton campaign aimed at feeding the hungry. Teahen has donated his time and service as a spokesperson for the Challenger Division of Little League Baseball, providing opporutnities for mentally and physically handicapped boys and girls to play baseball. 
 
You can vote online or via text message.  To vote for Butler text STAR7 to 55333. To vote for Teahen text STAR38 to 55333 (sponsored by AT&T and facilitated by Txtstation).

You can also nominate a local hero in your community for a regional Jefferson Award for Public Service.

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