PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians take part in second annual Fields for the Future park cleanup project
The Indians hosted the second annual Fields for the Future project on Thursday at Cleveland’s Gunning Park.
In partnership with Cleveland Indians Community partners (MCPc, Victory Park Ohio, Minute Men Staffing Services, Mo Vaughn Enterprises, Electronic Merchant Systems), the Motz Group, the City of Cleveland, Fox Sports Ohio, WKYC, and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, the Indians and community members will renovate a baseball field at Gunning.
The Motz group will regrade the field and build a pitcher’s mound, while the Baseball Tomorrow fund provided a $10,000 donation. BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence helped coordinate and scope projects for this program. Volunteers will assemble new bleachers, paint worn seating, install new dugout benches and assist with landscaping projects. Subway is donating lunch for the volunteers.
Indians catcher Yan Gomes and his wife, Jenna – who made a financial donation to support the project and serve as the spokespersons for the program — and Ken Silliman, Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s chief of staff, will also be in attendance. The newly renovated field will be unveiled at approximately 3:30PM, with Gomes catching the first pitch.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Maureen MacGregor