The singer opened with Javi Baez a stadium that was destroyed by hurricanes Irma and María in 2017
Marc Anthony and the Puerto Rican baseball player of the Chicago Cubs Javier Baez, celebrated on Saturday the reconstruction of a baseball field in the town of Loíza, which was destroyed by hurricanes Irma and Mary in 2017
This is the first one under the initiative of the program Play ball again which aims to rebuild around 25 sports fields and facilities in the towns of Vega Baja, Carolina, Yabucoa, Yauco, Utuado, Caguas and the Castañer sector in Lares, among others.
“Today we not only celebrate baseball, we also celebrate this desire to get ahead of Puerto Rico … with the reconstruction of these camps, we can help families take a step beyond the trauma of the last two years towards a stronger future and healthy for our children and their families, ”Anthony told community members.
The “Play Ball Again” initiative was launched by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LSC) in early 2019.
The Cares Master Foundation, founded by Anthony in 2012, has joined the Foundation for these reconstructions Good bunny, from the singer Bad bunny, and UNICEF-USA, to finance the first $ 300,000 for the renovation of the fields and facilities.
This was joined by Cub-Charities, of the Chicago Cubs, with an additional contribution of $ 100,000.
“Two years after these devastating storms, the need to rebuild the island remains strong. Cubs-Charities understood the need and has taken the initiative to help. This reconstruction will have a huge impact on the community, and I am proud to continue my efforts to restore the island, ”said Báez, whose family is from Bayamón, in northern Puerto Rico.
The LISC, since 1979, has invested millions of dollars to finance recreational facilities and sports fields in marginalized communities in the United States.
The Maestro Cares Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, works to improve the quality of life for orphaned and needy children in Latin America and the United States.
Since launching its first home for orphaned children in the Dominican Republic in 2014, Marc Anthony's foundation has opened homes for youth, community centers, schools, provisional adoption homes and launched an educational program in the Peruvian cities of Lima and Cuzco.
The Good Bunny Foundation, for its part, led two initiatives that provided help after Hurricane Maria, which included the delivery of meals and the complete reconstruction of 10 homes.
The passage of Hurricane Maria through Puerto Rico left damages of 100,000 million dollars and caused the death of about 3,000 people.
The cyclone destroyed the electrical and telecommunications infrastructure, homes and all kinds of facilities, including the hundreds of baseball fields spread across the geography of the Caribbean island.
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