Over 60 percent of Americans consider themselves fans of Major League Baseball, a true source of family-friendly entertainment. Due to that appeal, some of the most recognizable brands in the world — including Nike, Bank of America, Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch, MasterCard, Chevrolet, and Gatorade — are MLB sponsors.
MLB is a social institution, with important responsibilities to fans and communities. Led by the vision of Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Major League Baseball has taken extraordi-
nary steps to give back to communities. This commitment is evidenced by baseball’s dedication to advancing important causes, including youth access to sport, support for veterans in their return to civilian life, and the fight against cancer. MLB champions these important causes through programs and partnerships, including Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Welcome Back Veterans, and Stand Up to Cancer.