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Vernon Wells honored for work with kids

Updated: September 16, 2010, 3:54 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells is the winner of the 2010 Branch Rickey Award in recognition of his work with kids in the community.

Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch Rickey Award honors individuals in baseball who contribute to their communities and are strong role models for young people.

Each year, major league teams nominate a player, coach or executive, either active or retired, for the award. Last year's winner was Los Angeles ...

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