Baseball Digest & To Host 24-Hour Talk-A-Thon To Benefit Operation Homefront

Top Quote For the second year, the biggest names in baseball and the fantasy sports industry join together to raise money for a worthy cause: to help the families of soldiers protecting our nation overseas. End Quote
  • San Antonio, TX (1888PressRelease) February 26, 2010 - On February 27 and 28 Baseball Digest, and join forces for the second annual 24-Hour Talk-a-Thon. Last year's show was an industry first, raising over $7,500 for Cystic Fibrosis. This year, baseball writers and the fantasy sports industry team up to help support Operation Homefront.

    The Talk-a-Thon features Hall of Famer Robin Yount, former players Tommy John, Rob Deer, Bud Harrelson, Brent Mayne, Dick Drago, as well as a host of current and upcoming players, managers, coaches, scouts, radio personalities, and more.

    The Talk-a-Thon is the invention of Lenny Melnick and Paul Greco, a 10-year Air Force veteran, Vice-President of, and Partner of :

    "It's just a privilege to be a part of something so close to my heart. Operation Homefront is a great organization providing a great service for many of my friends and their families still in the service. It's an opportunity for an entire industry to give back to the troops who make it possible for all of us to play a game we love." -- Paul Greco

    With help from Bob Salomon and "A Glove of Their Own," ( who will donate $3 to Operation Homefront for every book sold with the Charity code OHF-526, baseball fans around the world will have the opportunity to help our troops and their families.

    The 24-Hour Talk-A-Thon will stream live at BlogTalkRadio:

    Donations to Operation Homefront can be made at:

    About Operation Homefront
    Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide and has met of the needs of more than 250,000 military families. Operation Homefront provides aid to families struggling not only with emergencies, but also with the problems of everyday life.

    Baseball Digest Magazine was established in 1942, making it the longest-running active baseball magazine. It provides captivating insights on major league baseball history and on current stars -- from one-on-one interviews and special features to exclusive statistics throughout the season. Published six times a year, it introduced in 2009, creating a daily content website for the first time in its history.

    Launched in 2009, is the leader in "World Class Customer Service" in the fantasy sports industry. Going beyond the traditional fantasy sports information, takes fantasy owners inside the locker room with exclusive interviews, information, and inside looks at the player they own. The baseball leader in projections,'s 2009 projections went 42-0 in national competition.

    Launched in 2006, BlogTalkRadio is a social media platform that allows users to host live, interactive radio shows, with no downloads or extra equipment needed. BlogTalkRadio's unique technology and seamless integration with leading social networks enables individuals, corporation and organizations to create and share their original content, their voices and opinions in a public worldwide forum. Since the network's inception, thousands of hosts have broadcast more than 380,000 shows to the millions of listeners it attracts each month. Featured network guests include: President Barack Obama, Francis Ford Coppola, Maya Angelou, David Baldacci, and many more. Many businesses also utilize the platform as a tool to extend their brands and join the conversation on the social web. Notable corporate clients include Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, Allstate Insurance, Wal-Mart, U.S. Department of Defense, PBS and HarperCollins.

    For additional information contact Paul Greco:
    pgreco ( @ ) baseballdigest dot com

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