Two Giants are stepping up to the plate for a cause close to their hearts. 

Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater, are now teaming up off the diamond to advocate mental health awareness. Embracing the beloved "fuzzy may" campaign, they're not just growing mustaches for style – they're growing them to shed light on an important issue.
As Mustache May sweeps in Yastrzemski and Slater are using their platform to destigmatize conversations around mental health. Yaz and Slater are reminding everyone that it's okay to not be okay and that reaching out to your friends is crucial. 
Their message is simple yet powerful: "Check in with your homies." Because for them, this month isn't just about baseball – it's about supporting each other through the highs and lows of life.


  • “I got involved in Heart and Armor a couple of years ago, and it's just such a cool organization not only do they focus on mental health, but also helping veterans combat PTSD. They do a lot of research, which is what really inspired me was what they do with their funding. 

    The Heart and Armor Foundation aims to protect the health of veterans, and to connect civilians to the experience of military service. We are hoping to help them with their request of creating medical, social, educational and cultural resources for veterans, and to enhance their legacy of service and citizenship.”

    - Mike Yastrzemski

  • “Bring Change to Mind is about bringing awareness to talking about mental health stigma. Everyone is going through their own stuff and the more we can talk about it, the more we can do to combat those negative feelings. 

    It's an important organization and an important cause. We're in this together. Mike and I have been doing this since 2019 the glory days of Sacramento in Triple-A and it brings bigger hits and it brings a larger awareness to mental health sickness teaming up together.”

    - Austin Slater

  • Heart and Armor

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  • Bring Change to Mind

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