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For Immediate Release:
January 29, 2015
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade to receive a $24,000 check from Major League Baseball's Miguel Cabrera


(MIAMI, January 29, 2015) - American League Baseball’s “Triple Crown” winner and two-time “Most Valuable Player” Miguel Cabrera will present a $24,000 contribution to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade County on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 8 p.m., for renovations to the baseball fields at Brothers to the Rescue Memorial Park, 2420 SW 72 Ave., Miami. Miami-Dade County District 6 Commissioner Rebeca Sosa and officials from the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will be present for the check presentation. The ceremony will be followed by a little league baseball game presented by the Miami Youth Baseball Association.

The financial donation was made on behalf of the “Miguel Cabrera Foundation”, named for and started by Cabrera, a former Miami Marlin and current Detroit Tiger baseball player. The Foundation seeks to help kids thrive, using the “star” power of baseball to help them reach for the stars. It actively lends its support to youth development programs, providing community and school ballpark makeovers and college scholarships to high school graduates throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

WHO:               Major League Baseball great Miguel Cabrera, Miami-Dade County District 6 Commissioner Rebeca Sosa and officials from the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.                   

WHAT:             Miguel Cabrera to present a gift check to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade for a makeover of the park’s baseball fields. A little league baseball game will follow.
                                  
WHERE:               Brothers to the Recue Memorial Park (baseball field), 2420 SW 72 Ave., Miami, FL 33155. 

WHEN:             Friday, January 30, 2015, at 8 p.m.

MEDIA NOTE:  Photo opportunities with Major League Baseball great Miguel Cabrera and area youth baseball league players. 

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
 

Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for active older adults and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Miami Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks. 

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.liveaparklife.org.

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