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Playing for freedom: Team NFS News

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The momentum continues for Team Not For Sale, with the release of our new player initiative, coverage by MLB.com, and the launch of our Facebook and Twitter pages. In addition, more athletes are pledging to play for freedom in 2014.

The most recent addition to the Team Not For Sale roster is Mark Sappington, a 22 year-old pitcher for the Arkansas Travelers. Known for his big smile and command on the mound, Sappington doesn’t take lightly the influence he carries as a professional baseball player.

We’ll let him tell you a little more about himself. Meet Mark:

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food group is pizza and milk!

Favorite childhood cartoon?

I’m a 90’s kid so I woke up watching ABC’s One Saturday Morning if anyone remembers that. To this day I still love watching “Recess.” What a treat!!

Why is fighting human trafficking a cause that you want to be involved with?

Human trafficking sucks. It robs innocent children and adults of an opportunity to live their lives and pursue happiness. While I can’t do anything on the ground currently, by teaming up with NFS I am able support an organization that is changing lives everyday!

Why is it important to you to leverage your influence as an athlete to make a difference?

As an athlete, older brother, role model, God has afforded me an amazing platform to influence others in a positive fashion. I want people to know that there is slavery in the modern world and that it is happening right under their noses!

Stay tuned. Follow Team NFS on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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