2012 Roberto Clemente Award: Rockies' Michael Cuddyer nominated for charitable honor

Andrew Fielding-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Rockies' Michael Cuddyer has been recognized for his charitable work in the community with a nomination for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award.

Colorado Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer is a nominee for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award, which honors off-the-field service in the community.

Cuddyer mentors youth, participates in baseball clinics and other events in association with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. He also purchased a suite in Coors Field for children and their families to attend games, going hand-in-hand with his "Cuddies Buddies" community ticket program, which has granted over 25,000 children the opportunity to see a Major League Baseball game live.

Along with donating school supplies to needy children, Cuddyer also visited victims and families affected by the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., in July.

In his first season with the Rockies, after spending the previous 10 years of his career with the Minnesota Twins, Cuddyer batted .260 with 16 home runs and 58 RBI in 101 games.

A full listing of nominees across the league and their community contributions can be seen here. Voting for the award ends on Oct. 14.

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