CLEVELAND, OH – Last September, Cleveland Indians players awarded a postseason share to aid and assist in hurricane-relief efforts after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico. Today, Indians players made a pair of donations totaling nearly $37,000 within the communities where SS FRANCISCO LINDOR and C ROBERTO PEREZ grew up.
The first donation of $18,400 was extended to Nuestra Escuela, a high school in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The donated monies will be allocated towards the reinstatement of the school’s sports program, including the enhancement of the existing field and the purchase of new equipment. Former Indians pitcher JOE COLÓN is an alum of the school and FRANCISCO LINDOR spent the first 12 years of his childhood living in the community. The school’s President and Executive Director, Ana Yris Guzmán, and a group of student leaders accepted the check from Lindor this morning during Francisco’s youth clinic in Gurabo, PR.