Big League Impact’s MISSION 3:18 initiative empowers MLB players to give back during road series with one-day service opportunities that promote positive change in the communities they visit throughout the baseball season.

MISSION 3:18 supports our broader goal of helping pro athletes use their platforms for good and establish a legacy of service that transcends the baseball field. MISSION 3:18 started in 2023.

Here are a few stats from the program’s rookie season:

  • 250+ hours served
  • 125+ participating players from eight MLB teams (ARI, BAL, CHC, CIN, PHI, STL, TB, TEX)
  • 20+ charity partners nationwide

Here are a few photos from our 2023 MISSION 3:18 service outings. For more photos from BLI and our charity partners, search #mission318 on social media.

Participating MLB Players – 2023

St. Louis Cardinals
Nolan Arenado
Tres Barrera
Brendan Donovan
Tommy Edman
Paul Goldschmidt
Ryan Helsley
John King
Steven Matz
John Montgomery
James Naile
Lars Nootbaar
Chris Stratton
Drew VerHagen
Adam Wainwright

Arizona Diamondbacks
Austin Adams
Nick Ahmed
Tommy Henry
Carson Kelly
Joe Mantiply
Scott McGough
Josh Rojas
Pavin Smith
Alek Thomas

Baltimore Orioles
Ben Carharrt
Danny Coulombe
Kyle Gibson
James McCann
Ryan McKenna
Ryan O’Hearn
Bruce Zimmerman

Chicago Cubs
Yan Gomes
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

Cincinnati Reds
Graham Ashcraft
Fernandez Cruz
Hunter Greene
Nick Senzel
Aaron Reis
Spencer Steel
Tyler Stephenson
Luke Weaver

New York Yankees
Jose Trevino

Philadelphia Phillies
Andrew Bellati
Dylan Covey
Aaron Nola

Pittsburgh Pirates
Jack Suwinski

San Diego Padres
Trent Grisham
Craig Stammen

Tampa Bay Rays
Jason Adam
Chase Anderson
Zach Eflin
Ryan Thompson

Texas Rangers
Dane Dunning

Help Us Make an Impact!

Interested in teaming up with us to support MISSION 3:18? Contact us for more information about partnership opportunities. A member of the Big League Impact team will be in touch!

    What Mission 3:18 Participants Say

    “It’s been a really neat opportunity and it’s given me a chance personally to live out my faith during the season. To be able to reach out and serve others is so gratifying for all of us.”

    — Tommy Edman
    St. Louis Cardinals infielder

    “You think you’re going to serve other people and then, all of a sudden, you’re walking out with more energy, joy, compassion and gratitude for everything in life.”

    — Paul Goldschmidt
    St. Louis Cardinals first baseman

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