ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price was named one of 30 nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award on Monday.
The Roberto Clemente Award honors Clemente's legacy by "recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others," according to a Rays release. Clemente, a former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, died in an airplane crash on New Years Eve 1972 en route to delivering supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Price started his charitable foundation, Project One Four, to support organizations that offer opportunities for youth to learn life skills in an enriching environment. Project One Four supports programs in the Tampa Bay region as well as in Nashville, Tenn.
Price created the Rays Dugout Club in 2010, an initiative focused on kids attending local summer recreation centers. He also has hosted a bowling event that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters the past two springs.
In addition, Price partnered with the Ted Williams Museu...