MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It will be more than a night of baseball at the Marlins’ game on Friday. It will also be a night of giving.
State Representative Jose Felix Diaz and the Marlins Foundation will present a check to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade for The Miracle League of Miami-Dade which is a nationally recognized baseball program for children with special needs.READ MORE: Recognize Him? Armed With Baseball Bat, Man Robs Dollar General Store Twice In 4 Days
The check will be presented at the start of the Marlins vs. Braves game just before 7:00 p.m.
An estimated $150,00 will be allocated for the construction of a Miracle League field with the Miami-Dade Parks Department. The Marlins Foundation will also contribute $50,000.
“We are very grateful to Rep. Diaz, and the entire delegation, for supporting the Miracle League project. In addition, the Marlins Foundation has proven its strong commitment to the local community with their ongoing donations to the Miracle League of Miami-Dade and their other Charity Partners, said Jack Kardys, Director of Miami-Dade Parks and board member of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade. “It is our hope that soon there will be a fully developed Miracle League baseball complex for children with disabilities and their families to enjoy year round at Tamiami Park.”READ MORE: More Elevator Problems At Civic Towers Apartment In Miami
The funds are proceeds from the Inaugural Jack McKeon Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic held earlier this year at the Crandon Golf Course on Key Biscayne.
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