DETROIT (AP) — A dedication ceremony is planned Monday for a newly remodeled ballpark in Detroit in honor of the late William Clay Ford Sr.
Events take place Monday at William Clay Ford Field, with Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford and United Auto Workers union Vice President Jimmy Settles among those expected to attend.READ MORE: Whitmer Signs Executive Directive On Abortion, Reproductive Health
UAW-Ford donated $1.8 million to refurbish the baseball field for residents of the city’s Midtown, Woodbridge and other area neighborhoods. Updated bleachers, pitching and batting cages, a digitized scoreboard, scenic landscaping and restrooms are among upgrades.READ MORE: Michigan Legislature Pushes For Pause On Gasoline Tax
The ballpark is named in honor of William Clay Ford Sr., who died last year at age 88. He was a grandson of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owned the Detroit Lions.MORE NEWS: Local Communities Organize Student Walkouts To Rally Against Gun Violence
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