Jeremy Affeldt to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Chico American Legion Baseball’s 19th Spring Fever Dinner


CHICO CA. — Former San Francisco relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt has been named the keynote speaker for Chico American Legion Baseball’s 19th annual Spring Fever dinner. The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the Chico Nuts, is set for March 4th at Manzanita Place in Chico. Affeldt will discuss his major league baseball career and will be sharing the lessons he’s learned with the youngsters and parents in attendance. In addition to his speech he will also be meeting with the fans, signing autographs and taking pictures. Source Action News Now.

Jeremy Affeldt played for the San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies, and Cincinnati Reds. He is a devout Christian and a strong advocate for ending child poverty. He writes a weekly blog about his Christian faith and his desire to stir a movement in the cause of helping the suffering and marginalized. In October 2010, during a visit to a Bay Area elementary school alongside former Giants pitcher Juan Marichal, Affeldt told the students, “I try to make sure everybody, all the young people in the world, also have a chance to dream really big.”

In 2009, Affeldt donated $5000 to the Not For Sale campaign for opening a medical clinic in Thailand for former child slaves. He also became a prominent member of Not For Sale’s Free2Play campaign, pledging a $100 donation for every strikeout and recruiting other professional athletes, including his teammate Matt Cain and the St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Holliday. In 2009, Affeldt was recognized for his anti–slavery efforts by a nomination for the Jefferson Award for Public Service, and in 2010, he was the Giants’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. He also founded an organization known as Generation Alive that works to let people know of social justice issues.

In 2013, Affeldt released a book entitled To Stir a Movement: Life, Justice, and Major League Baseball where he recounted a contract situation in 2010 where he voluntarily returned $500,000 to the Giants after discovering a clerical error. In 2015, he received an honorary degree from Whitworth University for his humanitarian effort.

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