DETROIT (WWJ) – Chevrolet is “pitching in” to help refurbish part of a youth baseball field in Detroit.
The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) announced in a release Monday morning that Chevrolet will help refurbish part of the Jayne Field youth baseball complex on Detroit’s east side with a financial contribution and volunteers. The release went on to say that the offer to work with Think Detroit PAL came as a better alternative to creating a youth baseball field at the site of the former Tiger Stadium.
“Chevrolet fully supports the City of Detroit and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation in their revitalization efforts of the former Tiger Stadium location,” said Kevin Mayer, Director of Chevrolet Advertising Promotion. “As such we are pleased to be able to work with DEGC and Think Detroit PAL to rebuild another facility which is already a significant facility for youth baseball in Detroit.”
Jayne Field is located on Charles Street, near Conant and East Davision. It has 11 baseball diamonds.
“Last year 1,400 young people played on almost 100 teams in PAL baseball leagues,” said Think Detroit PAL Interim CEO Tim Richey. “We are quite excited about working with Chevrolet and the City of Detroit to enhance a great baseball park. And we are grateful to them and DEGC for making it possible.”
Think Detroit PAL operates the largest youth baseball program in the city. Overall Think Detroit PAL sports programs serve 10,000 youth in the city every year.