JFK Excessive Faculty Celebrates Baseball Discipline Renovation Funded by MLB & Colorado Rockies – CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4) Major League Baseball and the Colorado Rockies announced millions of dollars in legacy grants to local organizations ahead of the Denver All-Star Game. The grants benefit youth baseball, the U.S. military, and mental health.
Another legacy project helped renovate the baseball field at John F. Kennedy High School in southwest Denver. The field was in such bad shape that it was convicted two years ago. CBS4 was there for the big reveal on Friday morning.
“We didn’t have a home pitch that ended my year in high school, we kept moving from pitch to pitch,” said Faafetai Ilaoa, JFK baseball player.
When the All-Star Game was announced, the MLB and the Colorado Rockies donated $ 5 million towards major renovations.
“For the kid who’s been playing ball his whole life and wasn’t sure if he wanted to play in high school or got lost, I hope this new field encourages him to keep playing,” said Ron Gallegos, college Baseball player at JFK.
“It’s an obligation to our student athletes. It is an obligation to our community to provide our students with the best possible education. We’re excited, we’re excited, we can’t wait, ”said Rick Brewer, JFK Assistant Principal and Athletic Director.
For more information on Denver Legacy Grants, click here.