CLEVELAND — As part of CLE Inspires Week powered by Kaulig Giving, Cleveland Guardians Charities announced a new Fields for the Future project with the financial support of four-time Guardians All-Star 3B José Ramírez and in partnership with the City of Cleveland.
CGC is in the process of donating a grass baseball/softball field to the City of Cleveland at the Clark Field site currently under construction in the nearby Clark/Fulton neighborhood. The Guardians also announced that the ground would be called José Ramírez Field. The field, which is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023, will serve Cleveland’s youth, including the club’s RBI programs and be the home field for CMSD’s Lincoln West High School baseball and softball programs.
“When José Ramírez signed his long-term contract extension last offseason, he made it clear that he wanted to leave a lasting legacy on and off the court in the city of Cleveland,” said the vice-president. Senior Chairman of Public Affairs and Chairman of Cleveland Guardians Charities, Bob. DiBiasio. “As one of our Guardians Baseball and Softball Youth Ambassadors, José has a passion for improving the game and wanted to make this investment with Cleveland Guardians Charities to provide a grass field for area youth to play in the largest Hispanic neighborhood in Ohio, which was very important to him.
The CGC Fields for the Future program was created to improve field conditions for young baseball and softball players in the city of Cleveland.
This will be the third grass field since 2019 for Cleveland Guardians Charities (the other two include CC Sabathia Field at Luke Easter Park and Talty Field at the Jim Thome All Star Complex).
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