Larry Doby All-Star Playground Dedication King Kennedy Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland
6124 Woodland Ave. July 3, 2019
Originally constructed 22 years ago during the inaugural year of the Major League Baseball All-Star Legacy effort during the 1997 All-Star Week in Cleveland, the Larry Doby All-Star Playground has been renovated to include updated equipment and refurbished flooring.
Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland - King Kennedy Club and youth in the nearby community will be able to use the Playground as a daily recreational outlet. The ribbon cutting took place with Larry Doby Jr. and Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan among others in attendance.
Cleveland Indians Bob DiBiasio served as MC
MC Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians introduced Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, King-Kennedy Boy and Girls Club Director Richard Star and others at the ceremony.
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Mayor Frank Jackson and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland
King-Kennedy Boy and Girls Club Director Richard Star
Boys and Girls Club speaker
MC Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians then introduced Melanie LeGrande, Vice President of Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball.
Melanie LeGrande, Vice President of Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball
MC Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians introduced Senator Sherrod Brown who told stories of Larry Doby.
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Brown presented a proclamation to Larry Doby Jr.
Senator Sherrod Brown presents a proclamation to Larry Doby Jr.
Then Larry Doby Jr. spoke. He said his Dad said he never got booed in Cleveland.
Larry Doby Jr.
Larry Doby Jr.
The ribbon cutting took place with Larry Doby Jr., Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan, Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians, Senator Sherrod Brown, Mayor Frank Jackson and more. Then the kids started playing with Indians mascot Slider on the new equipment.
Larry Doby Park ribbon cutting
Enjoy these other images from the Larry Doby Park Ribbon Cutting
Paul Dolan, Bob DiBiasio and Senator Sherrod Brown
Larry Doby Jr., Senator Sherrod Brown, Mayor Frank Jackson and Paul Dolan
Cleveland Indians goodie bags for the Boys and Girls Club
Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan with B&G Club leaders
Phyllis Cleveland and Valarie McCall
Larry Doby Park playground
Slider at the Larry Doby Park playground
Mayor Frank Jackson and a young boy
Boys and Girls Club kids
Mayor Jackson, Larry Doby Jr., Phyllis Cleveland and Senator Sherrod Brown
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