Yasiel Puig was traded to the Cincinnati Reds this past offseason after a 6 year stint with the Boys in Blue. Despite his relocation out of Los Angeles, however, the former Dodgers outfielder has continued with his charitable efforts in the area.
On Sunday night, Puig invited fans to join him at Pioneer Park in San Fernando at 4 pm on Monday afternoon for the groundbreaking of “Puig’s House,” a community facility in the city’s Pioneer Park.
Puig described the project as a “home that would never turn away a child in need.”
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I once made a promise to God that if He ever lifted me up I would lift others up with me. Last year, I made a promise to open up a home that would never turn away a child in need. I come back tomorrow to the city of San Fernando to make good on that promise. Puig’s House in Pioneer Park will have programs available for children and families to help them live better lives. Join me at 4 PM tomorrow at Pioneer Park in the city of San Fernando for the groundbreaking of Puig’s House. Special thank you to @eric.delvalle.694 and SAA Interiors and Design. Plus a big hug to @__lisettemaria__, @bhscouncil , and all of the @officialcityofsanfernando officials and employees that have worked hard all year to help me make this happen.
Puig announced his collaboration with the city of San Fernando in April of 2018 with initial plans to renovate the city’s Pioneer Park and restore a house on site that had been closed for 10 years.
— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) April 22, 2018
Puig is infamous for his antics both on and off the field which often caused some to question his maturity, but he is also well-known for using his baseball platform to help others.
In 2016, he founded the Wild Horse Foundation which operates under the mission of “inspiring children and families in underserved communities by promoting healthier and better quality lives through education, sports, community development, and health and wellness programs” per the foundation’s website.
It’s efforts like these that made Puig a fan-favorite during his time in LA. While he is no longer a Dodger, his impact in the community has persisted.
Let us know what you think below about Puig’s latest efforts in the San Fernando community!