MLB, PEOPLE Magazine & Cardinals announce three finalists for “People All-Stars Among Us” national campaign

Major League Baseball, PEOPLE and the Cardinals today announced the three finalists and the start of the voting period for the 2010 “PEOPLE All-Stars Among Us” national campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their community in extraordinary ways.
The three Cardinals finalists include Eric Greitens of St. Louis, Rev. Dennis Murphy of Festus and Lisa Pittman of St. Peters. The 90 finalists (three per Club) have been selected from thousands of online submissions by fans across the U.S. and Canada who nominated their local “All-Stars.” Fans are encouraged to log on to now through June 20 to vote for their favorite community “All-Stars” who go above and beyond to serve their communities.

A total of 30 “All-Stars,” one representing each Club, will attend and be honored at 2010 All-Star Week in Anaheim, Calif., including during the pre-game ceremony of the All-Star Game on July 13 on beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET). One of the “All-Star Among Us” winners will be featured in PEOPLE during the week of the All-Star Game, the premier sporting event of the summer.

Eric Greitens of St. Louis returned from Iraq wounded but with a determination to continue serving his country. He co-founded The Mission Continues to provide wounded veterans with opportunities for ongoing public service through placements with local community organizations, empowering veterans with the message that their abilities and experience remain valued.

Pastor Dennis Murphy of Festus began the all-volunteer Hammers of Hope to provide free home repairs and accessibility ramps for seniors, low-income households and persons with disabilities. His efforts don’t end at the curb; Dennis also operates a public transportation service with special services for persons with disabilities.

When Lisa Pittman of St. Peters is working a full-time job, studying to finish her college degree or taking care of her husband and four children, she devotes her remaining time to baking for others. Each week, Lisa bakes about 10 cakes to donate to low-income families so that their children can enjoy happy birthdays.

“These three individuals are making a significant impact in our community with a selfless dedication to very important causes,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations & Cardinals Care, “We encourage our fans to take part in the All-Stars Among Us and learn more about these selfless individuals.”

Updated 06-02-2010

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