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Field of Dreams Coming to L.A.'s Chinatown
A new baseball field is coming to William Mead Homes, a public housing development located within the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. Located less than two miles from Dodger Stadium, William Mead Homes is home to over 400 low-income families.
As reported by Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Dodgers Foundation will renovate a currently unplayable ballfield into a new Dodgers Dreamfield, which will be a safe and state-of-the-art space to play for more than 200 Boys & Girls Club members and nearly 3,500 youth in the surrounding community. This exciting project is being delivered in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley and the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles.
Through its Dreamfields program, the Dodgers Foundation builds and refurbishes baseball and softball fields in underserved communities across Los Angeles, which provides families with safe havens and points of pride in their own neighborhoods. Dreamfields revitalize green spaces and re-energizes the community's involvement in baseball and softball, while boosting the safety of local parks and providing a place where neighbors can gather, exercise, and play.
The Dreamfield at William Mead will be the Dodger Foundation's 54th project, but it is more than just a number. As Nichol Whiteman, chief executive officer of the Foundation, said, “The community is so important to us. William Mead has a Boys and Girls Club. Major League Baseball has had a national partnership with them for many years...This project is very important to us."