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PerspectivesAthletics, Cubs Donate to Perspectives

Perspectives Athletics, Volume 5, Issue 2
By Barry Temkin

The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908, but they are certainly champions to the baseball and softball players at Perspectives Charter Schools.

Thanks to the Cubs’ generous $20,000 grant, those athletes now are able to dodge Chicago’s periodic harsh spring weather and practice effectively indoors using state of the art equipment.

Perspectives used the funds to purchase a pitching machine, two indoor batting cages, two indoor pitching mounds and other equipment, including protective padding. This has benefited both the Auburn Gresham and MSA high school programs.

“This has been a huge resource to our programs to be able to train when the weather is not cooperating,” PCS Director of Athletics and Programs Vinay Mullick said. “We are very grateful for the Cubs’ support and their commitment to youth baseball and softball, and we can’t thank them enough.”

In addition, the Cubs recognized several Perspectives players and coaches at a game last season.