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Our nation's Presidents honor those in the community who have performed like All-Stars. Don't miss this tribute to the 'All-Stars Among Us.'
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They're the brightest stars in the game that's for generations been a senator -- national -- Who cares what tradition of the Markota cures and groundbreaking Pioneers. Sportsman skill and determination. Have never failed to what makes us. Role models. This resilience. And focus and inspired us when we needed him most. The Major League Baseball All-Star game has always been a celebration of greatness. Athletes whose talent to dedication go above and beyond. -- as a sport baseball has always embodies the values makes America great. Hard work leadership. Passion. And teamwork. Won't baseball's all stars come together tonight Saint Louis. -- countless all stars making the difference across America every day. Folks who service -- our nation and so many what is. And inspire our young people strengthening our families and revitalizing our can be. -- who works in our neighborhoods. Two programs that help millions of he's. All stars among us being on urgent matter everyday heroes fighting hunger disease. Tackling problems like poverty homelessness. Raising awareness about a wide range of issues they're sure our attention. They were convinced -- decent small towns all across America. Understanding that they can be at the forefront of your free truth and -- It's. These people of the foundation of America. Men women and children from time to go beyond their own jobs and studies the girls' families. Sorry to. -- folks yeah used to be intimidated by how big challenges today. And instead we're inspired for the changes they can't impact. Like baseball. Going beyond. Is a great American tradition filled with stories of people finding ways to give back. Peace and times of war and times of prosperity. Time has struggled. Today is the United States move forward there is no doubt it is these points in life. We -- guide to way to making America and the world a better place. Throughout my life I've seen a difference -- volunteering can make -- people's lives not just an indirect impact of the world but an inspiration to give to others. Which encourages you America's. To find time to go beyond that line and his serve as models for people and other nations doing well. Tonight Major League Baseball owners all stars it's. Going beyond. People like Ryan Howard's lay up -- -- Described a conversation he was having with -- brother yeah he was deployed in Iraq Brian started an organization called hero bonds. The group supply especially customized care packages to soldiers overseas. They shipped over 1200 boxes in 2009. We'll. Seventeen year old Gary land and use into. It's far you from the minute you me. He's got terrible calls. Hasn't stopped him from becoming a straight -- student in high school and raising money through -- foundation he started. On research to combat the disease. Christine sadly it. Organization in 2007. Not so well. She admits he pushes cancer patients who have lost their hair -- history. And since the cancer -- all across America Canada Mexico. So far she's three children 18500. -- stirs among us also included fellow from Boston and Roddick. The -- nonprofit group called project rise to transform at risk youth into serious students. Results speak for themselves. Any 6% of participants graduate from high school and 170. Have attended college. After Richard Harris San Diego lost his young son a million dollars to cancer. He decided to honor his memory but starting the ride with a New York -- Transport sick children. To do weekly cancer treatments and doctors' appointments when families can't do it on their -- It's 530 all stars among us being honored tonight. Dave turner just thirty of the thousands of Americans who were nominated by their families friends and neighbors for the summer. So many Americans just like them are eager to serve. We're doing everything we can't to give them that chance to give back and help us meet our nation's most pressing challenges. I hope tonight's showcase services will be an inspirational. Model for what it's possible the call to action. You can answer that call like going to serve dot gov to find out how you can get the ball to service activities in your local area. We're developing your own project to make a difference. Together let's strive to make America a model for other nations. He plays the world looks to me as an example the extraordinary things can happen when ordinary people decide to give. In the meantime enjoy the game. The all stars mummers tonight. It's. New ways to -- them. Better place. From being all stars win.