Granderson donates millions to new UIC baseball stadium

Granderson donates millions to new UIC baseball stadium
May 30, 2013, 1:00 pm
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New York Yankee Curtis Granderson is giving back to the University of Illinois at Chicago, and he's giving back in a big way. 

The Associated Press reported that Granderson and University of Illinois trustees have reached a deal in which Granderson will donate $5 million to his alma mater. This equates to exactly one-third of Granderson's $15 million salary for the 2013 season. The donation will be used to fund the $7 million baseball stadium, which will be named Curtis Granderson Stadium and will serve as the new home for the UIC flames.

[MORE: Granderson pledges funds for UIC stadium]

Granderson was drafted in 2002 out of the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently plays center fielder for the New York Yankees, but will become a free agent at the end of this season. 

 

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