Major League Baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Magical Builders and several Phoenix area companies and volunteers teamed up to renovate the Kieckhefer Boys & Girls Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The project was a signature component of a series of community events leading up to the 2011 MLB All-Star Game and was part of the ongoing "MLB Going Beyond" initiatives dedicated to charity and community service. The large-scale project consisted of new flooring, roofing, air-conditioning, kitchen, landscaping, furniture, new amenities, outdoor batting cages, and a general remodeling of the Club.
ABOUT MAGICAL BUILDERS:
Magical Builders™ is based on the philosophy that with the vision
and talent of our children, we can greatly improve our
communities and ourselves by working together for a common good.
Magical Builders effectuates this principle by renovating the
facilities of non-profit organizations nationwide.
Past Projects of the Magical
Builders™ Program Include:
• 2010 MLB All-Star Renovation
(Anaheim, CA) Magical Builders partnered with Major League Baseball and the Angels Baseball Foundation to construct the MLB and Angels All-Star Complex at Pioneer Park, leaving a lasting legacy for the youth of Anaheim. The project, which was a part of the "Going Beyond" charity and community service theme for the 2010 MLB All-Star Summer in Anaheim, CA, consisted of the reconstruction of a youth baseball and softball field and the construction of a new Miracle League Field, that provides opportunities for special needs children to play baseball, including children in wheelchairs.
In addition, Magical Builders worked with Major League Baseball and the Angels Baseball Foundation to renovate the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana, CA. This project included the construction of a youth softball/baseball field, an interactive outdoor garden, landscaping, and renovations to the club's interior. The Santa Ana Boys & Girls Club serves approximately 1400 children each year and promotes the positive and healthy development of youth, especially from disadvantaged circumstances, by providing services in a safe environment that build the skills, civility and self-confidence necessary to succeed in a competitive world.
READ MORE ABOUT THE 2010 MLB ALL-STAR PROJECTS
* Angels Pitch in to help needy field
* 2010 MLB All-star Project Video (MLB.com)
* MLB, Angels open two new fields in Anaheim
* MLB's Selig dedicates O.C. field for disabled
* Angels Break Ground on All-Star Fields
• 2009 MLB All-Star Renovation
(St. Louis, MO) - President Barack Obama threw out the first pitch at the 2009 MLB All Star Game to celebrate the All-Star week's central theme of community service. Magical Builders partnered with Major League Baseball on two of the key volunteer projects during the All-Star week.
Specifically, Magical Builders partnered with Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals to refurbish and "green-up" the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club (Sportsmen's Park Unit) and the St. Louis Department of Parks Recreation & Forestry Youth Center (12th & Park Roller and Recreation Facility). Hundreds of volunteers participated in the overhaul and beautification of these locations and provided a lasting legacy for the thousands of children who are served by the facilities.
READ MORE ABOUT THE ST. LOUIS PROJECTS
* Ball Field Renovated At Herbert Hoover Boys And Girls Club
* MLB Builds A Field Of Dreams For Area Boys And Girls Clubs
* Major League Baseball Goes to Bat for United We Serve
• 2008 MLB All-Star Break, Hunter Field at Kraemer Memorial Park
California) - Magical Builders teamed up with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Major League Baseball Star Torii Hunter to construct a beautiful new youth softball field for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Placentia - Yorba Linda. The youth ballfield has was constructed largely through monetary donations by Torii Hunter, the Angels Baseball Foundation, the efforts of Magical Builders and the in-kind services of dozens of local companies and volunteers. Torii Hunter Field is located in an underprivileged, minority neighborhood and benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea-Placentia-Yorba Linda and the City of Placentia. The field serves as a home to the Angels Gene Autry RBI League along with youth programs throughout the local community.
a story from Orange County Register about the Placentia project. (.pdf)
• 2007 MLB All-Star Break, Boys & Girls Club Renovation
(San Francisco, California) - The Magical Builders team
along with Major League Baseball renovated the exterior of the
Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point during All – Star
Week 2007. The 3rd Annual Magical Builders project featured a
Community Volunteer Day hosted by San Francisco Giants legend Matt
Williams and his wife Erika. The 2007 XM Satellite Radio All-Star
Futures Game Players also made an appearance and assisted with the
The Hunters Point Clubhouse, located three miles from AT&T Park,
serves more than 12,000 youth, predominately from at-risk
circumstances, and is part of the 116 year-old Boys & Girls Clubs of
San Francisco organization. At the Club, members take part in
educational activities, build their self-esteem and develop positive
attitudes during critical periods of childhood development.
• 2006 MLB All-Star Break, Shadyside Club Renovation
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - The annual Magical Builders All-Star Break renovation was a huge success again
in 2006. Magical Builders and Major League Baseball coordinated a major overhaul
of the Shadyside Boys & Girls Club in Pittsburg, PA. Special thanks to local
organizations, volunteers and the children of the Boys & Girls Club for making