We have a major change for the Tiger Stadium replacement at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, as the Adient Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the Detroit Police Athletic League’s (PAL) ballpark after a grant of $2.8 million.
The ballpark’s official name will be “The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient.”
“Adient is proud to be the presenting sponsor of The Corner Ballpark,” said Byron Foster, executive vice president for Adient. “Our employees have a proud history of dedicating their time to efforts like PAL that support and strengthen their local communities. What better way to do this than by giving children the opportunity to participate in activities at this iconic site.”
The Adient Foundation supports charitable initiatives along with Adient plc, a vendor of automotive seating. The company is a long-time supporter of volunteer efforts in the city and will move its global headquarters to Detroit’s historic Marquette Building in early 2019.
The multi-year gift of $2.8 million is the largest received in PAL’s history.
“We are extremely excited to announce Adient as the presenting sponsor of Detroit PAL’s new Corner Ballpark at Michigan and Trumbull in Corktown,” Detroit PAL CEO Tim Richey said. “Adient’s support is going to help PAL improve and provide quality programming at every corner of Detroit, with a goal to increase the number of youth served from 13,830 in 2016 to 20,000 by 2020. Adient has shown tremendous commitment to the city of Detroit and this gift will help provide PAL’s character-building programs to tens of thousands of kids each year at The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient and all across Detroit.”
Detroit PAL has raised nearly $18 million toward the “Kids at the Corner” campaign to redevelop the site of Tiger Stadium. When completed, the new ballpark will include PAL’s first permanent headquarters, the Willie Horton Field of Dreams with a 2,500-seat capacity, a banquet facility/leadership center, dugouts, locker rooms, and more. They will program a variety of sports on the field, including baseball, softball, T-ball, coach pitch, football, cheer, soccer and more.
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