CHICAGO (CBS) — Excitement was in the air at Blaine Elementary, 1420 W. Grace, as the Cubs granted the school 150-thousand dollars for new turf and other improvements.
“I’d like to present you with a check as one of our Diamond Project grantees,” said Laura Ricketts, President, Chicago Cubs Charities.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
The project, launched two years ago, is designed to help improve youth baseball and softball fields across Chicago.
“This field you’re sitting on today, you may not know this but the Cubs help fund this field long before some of you were even alive. We wanted to make sure we helped invest in Blaine and make this field great and now 10 years later, it’s time to redo it,” said Mike Lufrano, Senior vice president, community affairs, Chicago Cubs.