Granderson pledges funds for new stadium
Wed, 6 Feb 2013|
Chicago native and UIC grad Curtis Granderson pledged funds for a new stadium for UIC's baseball team and the youth in Chicago - 2/6
-- a very special evening for USC baseball. Young people throughout the city and for most well known along -- granderson. Curtis is an outstanding Major League Baseball player baseball's biggest stage and start the New York Yankees. But he's also a lot more -- off the field he's the epitome of class. Heart generosity in an overall great guy. He's grounded and personable as anyone in the wanna meet attribute to his parents both of whom -- -- missing classes -- so. I won't stand here talk too much about exactly USC but I will tell you that tonight next door. Our first -- dinner vs number twenty will be retired. The longer we want you to see. Real reason we're here tonight for the special announcement that impact your -- in baseball. Softball players -- -- the city and thousands of young people throughout Chicago win. But that announcement I'm proud of us. Curtis Granderson never had -- and bills that like this that's pretty neat. But here you I see Cain. Where I had a chance to play baseball and start my baseball career. You from Chicago playing Little League Baseball. And then growing up here and play here Kane had teachers that taught Chicago public school system of the surprises kind of only fit. -- -- -- Chicago -- -- our Chicago public school system Major League baseball's RBI program and urban youth academy and myself we've all tuned up and we are going to put together the -- USC prisoners in baseball's that you. Here. Just south of here on what you IC Flames -- play. -- you around the project is not only is it can get US baseball a great facility and play with a beautiful skyline that you aren't seen. Great facility boat and house every Chicago public school high school baseball team's gonna get enough to play games here. Major League -- our our program and urban youth academy are gonna bring -- multiple kids in the Chicago land area starters six years old which is when I start playing. All we have to be exiting team get a chance to again revived baseball in city which is the initiative Major League Baseball. Give -- opportunity to be named let's see you again as the ambassador baseball has agreed privilege. Part of that by definition to help promote the game. -- got a chance to do it worldwide. And I enjoy traveling all over the place and here's a great opportunity for us to -- of Chicago my home town. And what great way to do it here that actor or an opportunity to play. So that's where we are right now I'm excited. Hopefully get this on the way very soon. And see all the new kids that we can touch in this community to Chicago land area. The hit possibly the next myself out their plane from multiple aspects of baseball the friendship. Education. And potentially that great leadership dedication motivation. Then one day would find that I'm in Iraq we get an opportunity to have them come back. In -- hopefully another great surprise presentation in a few years.