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PHOTO GALLERY: Work in the morning, play in the afternoon — workouts and a day at the links for charity, Feb. 27

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Only a few more days until the first spring game against the Reds. Before the teams took it to the diamond, they decided to raise some money for charity.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik

Cleveland Indians Charities receives Boys and Girls Clubs Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award


Cleveland Indians Charities has been named the 2015 Corporate Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.

Drs. Rebecca Robbins and James Anderson also were recognized; CIC and that duo teamed up with a variety of dental health professionals in July to provide free dental care to over 350 Boys & Girls Clubs members at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field.

The clubs are one of the biggest beneficiaries of CIC, recipients of financial, in-kind and volunteer efforts. The clubs have received nearly $3 million from CIC, including a gift of $1 million in 2012. In 2014, that included support for youth programs including:

  • SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Girls: A program designed to encourage healthy lifestyles for adolescent girls.
  • SPARK: An initiative that helps underperforming first-, second- and third-graders improve reading skills.
  • Passport to Manhood: A program concentrating on specific aspects of character and manhood.

Also honored at Friday morning’s breakfast at the Boys and Girls Clubs’ Broadway club was Timmesha Jackson, the 2015 Cleveland Indians Charities Youth of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome.

Timmesha will attend New College of Florida in the fall to study Marine Science. She’ll receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Indians.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy these cards from Tribe players


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Thanks to @CLERallyChicken, one of our most engaged followers on Twitter, we have some Valentine’s Day cards from Tribe players!

Share with friends, loved ones, etc. to make this Valentine’s Day a happy one!

PHOTO GALLERY: Tribe Fest Day 2 — Minute to Win It and much more!

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We brought you our great photographers’ shots from Day 1 last night/this morning.

Here’s more. We’ll see you in 75 days at Progressive Field!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

Friday recap in Tweets: Children’s hospitals, #TribeFest VIP and more!

Busy day around here: Tribe players visited Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, then took part in our Tribe Fest VIP events for our Season Ticket Holders.

Here’s a recap in Tweets:

Photos: Tribe front office serves Thanksgiving dinner to 300 at Progressive Field

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Members of the Cleveland Indians front office, including owner Paul Dolan, President Mark Shapiro, GM Chris Antonetti and more served Thanksgiving to nearly 300 people on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.The event was made possible, for the fifth straight year, by the Tribe’s partners at Delaware North Cos.

Folks from five area charities — Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Ohio Guidestone and City Misssion — enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by members of the Indians front office. Slider and the hot dogs also made an appearance, as evidenced by their lack of help serving in the video below!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Tribe staff, Slider lend helping hand at Cleveland Foodbank

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Members of the Cleveland Indians front office, with a little help from sidekick Slider, visited the Cleveland Foodbank on Thursday morning to help the staff sort food and pack backpacks for kids to take home on weekends.

Nearly 30 members of the Indians front office visited on Thursday, sorting vegetables that then would be sent to local food pantries, and preparing backpacks that eventually would end up going home with kids from school on weekends, when they’re most likely to miss meals.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik


Photo Gallery: Slider, Ketchup surprise #TribeOrTreat winner at school

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Six-year-old Jack Dowell, the winner of the Tribe’s recent #TribeOrTreat Instagram contest, and his classmates got a surprise at their school’s annual Halloween Hoedown on Friday morning: a visit from Slider and Ketchup!

The Tribe asked parents to send pictures of their kids in Tribe-themed Halloween costumes; Jack won with his take on Jason Kipnis. (Above in slideshow.)

Ketchup and Slider handed out Tribe goodies and Slider had a great time dancing with some of Jack’s teachers. Oh, Slider.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Photo Gallery: Best of 2014 from Tribe photographers

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Our photographers had another strong year in 2014, which we shared with you throughout the season.

We asked them to pass along their favorites from the season, and you can find those in the gallery above.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and David Cleveland

Photo gallery: Indians, Lift Up America, Tyson Foods team up on food drive

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On Friday, the Cleveland Indians again partnered with Lift Up America, Tyson Foods Inc., Insurance Partners and the Cleveland Foodbank to distribute thousands of pounds of protein in a food drive on Gateway Plaza.

Executives from each party were on hand to help distribute food to the Cleveland Foodbank, which then provides the food to various Cleveland-area agencies. Indians radio personality Jim Rosenhaus emceed the event.

Indians mascot Slider also made an appearance at the event; over 70 volunteers, including employees from Insurance Partners, the Indians, Cleveland Foodbank and Lift Up America distributed the food.

Lift Up America is a nonprofit organization that partners with corporations, sports and entertainment industries and other nonprofits to provide aid to the less fortunate. Visit

Over the past decade, Tyson has donated more than 88 million pounds of food, or roughly 352 million meals.


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