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Anthony Rizzo Receives the Branch Rickey Award for Humanitarian Service

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anthony rizzo featureSo, he didn’t win the Gold Glove or the Silver Slugger, and he could have finished higher in the MVP voting, but Chicago Cubs first baseman just won an award that recognizes things he’s done that are probably even more important than his athletic exploits.


Last night in Denver, Rizzo received the 23rd annual Branch Rickey Award for his humanitarian service. At just 25 years old, Rizzo is the youngest ever winner. Through his Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, Rizzo has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research and in support of families and children affected by cancer. Rizzo is also a regular visitor with children in the area, not necessarily seeking out a whole lot of attention for the positive things he does.

Good on Rizzo for all that he’s done, especially at such a relatively young age, and congratulations to him on the deserved award.


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