updated 4/18/2011 11:17:30 AM ET 2011-04-18T15:17:30

TAMPA, Fla., April 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tampa Bay Rays' David Price presented a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Tampa as part of his award for winning the Major League Baseball Players Association's 2010 Players Choice Award as the Outstanding American League Pitcher. Price selected two philanthropic causes to receive a $5,000 grant each from MLB Players Trust.

The contribution was presented by Project One Four, a David Price Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to provide opportunities for the youth in the community to learn life skills in a safe and supportive environment. "I am flattered to win the award from the MLPA because it is voted on by my peers, but the biggest benefit is that it allows me to help others like Shriners Hospitals for Children," said Price.

The donation was presented on Friday, April 15 prior to the Rays – Twins game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Corporate Director of Public Relations for Shriners Hospitals for Children®, Roma Lane, was in attendance to accept the contribution.

The Miracle League of St. Petersburg was also selected to receive a grant check from Rays' left-handed pitcher. Since 1992, The MLB Players Trust has recognized the outstanding on-field and off-field performances of Players Choice Awards winners by contributing $3 million to charities around the world.

Media Contact:
Fabiana Lowe
Filowe@shrinenet.org   | 813-281-7164

About Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Shriners Hospitals for Childrenâ relies on the generosity of donors to carry out our mission and change the lives of children every day. For more information about supporting Shriners Hospitals for Childrenâ, please visit www.donate2shc.org or call 800-241-GIFT.

About Project One Four

A charitable foundation founded by Major League Pitcher David Price, supports programs and organizations that provide opportunities for youth to learn life skills in a safe and supportive environment.  We strive to make a difference in the lives of youth and their families.  For more information please visit www.project14.org.

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