Tiger Magglio Ordonez donates $200000 to Renovate St. Hedwig Park
St. Hedwig Park in southwest Detroit saw its two ball diamonds renamed Magglio Ordoñez Field today thanks to $200,000 in renovations made to the fields courtesy of the Detroit Tigers outfielder.
The money includes funding for maintenance and upkeep.
About 250 kids, along with Ordonez and Tigers officials, attended a rain-soaked dedication ceremony, including a community clean-up and barbecue, at the field this afternoon, the team said.
A new baseball diamond was built next to an existing field, which was renovated. A third field will be renovated this fall in time for play next summer, the team said.
The park is at 5680 Konkel Street.
The effort was made through the Detroit Tigers Foundation in cooperation with Think Detroit PAL.
The foundation has improved nearly 50 fields in cities across Michigan as part of its effort to improve youth/community ball fields suffering from financial hardship or neglect.