Three finalists per Major League club have been chosen out of thousands of nominations from across the U.S. and Canada of "everyday All-Stars," people who have gone above and beyond to serve their community.
Fans are invited to vote for the 30 winners in the All-Stars Among Us campaign, a presentation of People magazine and Major League Baseball, from June 8-24. One winner will be chosen as a representative of every club, and all 30 will be honored at Busch Stadium in St. Louis during the July 14 All-Star Game. One club representative also will be featured in People magazine.
Here are the finalists for the Boston Red Sox:
Stan Curtis: The resident of Prospect, Ky., is the founder of USA Harvest and Blessings in a Backpack, designed to help meet the nutritional needs of children and families in need. Through these organizations, he has collected billions of pounds of food to feed hungry people across America.
Rob Dixon: The resident of Brockton, Mass., founded the non-profit Project RISE, which works with at-risk youth to promote education. More than 90 percent of program participants graduate from high school, and 146 students have attended college.
Bob "Doc" Adams: The Winfield, Ill., resident has done much to improve the lives of military veterans in metropolitan Chicago, having co-founded the non-profit Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in 2002. He serves without salary as the shelter's clinical director.
Meanwhile, you can vote for your favorite players with the 2009 All-Star Game Sprint Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 sites, and look for Walt Disney Pictures G-Force All-Star Game ballots at Major League and Minor League ballparks.
The 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD, and around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, and MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage.
Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.