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Cubs Care gives out more than $1.1 million in grants

CHICAGO -- The Cubs teamed up with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to announce more than $1.1 million in grants to non-profit organizations serving those in need in the Chicago area.

The grants were announced Tuesday at Wrigley Field. This is the 10th consecutive year more than $1 million has been donated to Chicago communities through Cubs Care, a McCormick Foundation Fund.

The 2014 grant recipients include Chicago Scholars, which provides college preparatory and persistence support to Cubs Scholars and Chicago's youth in need. A grant to the Chicago Parks Foundation will provide funding for more than 10,000 low-income and special-needs youth to play baseball this summer.

A donation to Union League Boys and Girls Club will expand baseball throughout Chicago with instruction and teamwork through Senior and Junior Cubs RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities). A contribution to Action for Healthy Kids will help two Chicago Public Schools incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their daily lives and into the culture of the school community.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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