Magical Builders worked with MLB and the Cleveland Indians to facilitate the renovation of the Brookside Reservation Talty Field, Luke Easter Park Field #7, Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland – East Tech High School (Digital Arts Suite), and the Student Veterans Center at Baldwin Wallace University.
Magical Builders worked with MLB and the Washington Nationals to facilitate the renovation of the Richard England All-Star Clubhouse (Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington), the USO Metro All-Star Depot, the All Star Field at Walter Mill Regional Park, the Bryce Harper Complex at Fred Crabtree Park, and the So Others Might Eat facility.
Magical Builders worked with MLB and the Miami Marlins to help facilitate the renovation of the Leo Godwin All Star Teen Center (Boys & Girls Club of Boward County), the Belle Glade All Star Teen Center (Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County), the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade, the Scotts/A-Rod Corp All Star Field, and the youth fields at Charles Hadley Park and Jose Marti Park.
Magical Builders worked with MLB and the San Diego Padres to renovate the Brady Family Teen Center (Boys & Girls Club), the San Pasqual Academy youth ballfield, and the Boys & Girls Club of Tijuana, Mexico.
Magical Builders worked closely with MLB and the Cincinnati Reds to renovate the 7 Hills Neighborhood Houses, which is a non-project focusing on education and child development, serving over 3,500 people annually in the West End since 1961; and the renovation of the All-Star Complex at Meinken Field.
Magical Builders partnered with Major League Baseball and the New York Mets to facilitate the following projects:
- Renovation of Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens (Richmond Hill, NY) – Construction of a new 3,000 square foot Teen Center and Café, as part of an overall $11 million capital improvement program being undertaken by the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens.
- FirstStepNYC Renovation Project (PS/IS 41 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY) – Renovation of an outdoor space at PS/IS 41, to be used by both the K-8 elementary school and FirstStepNYC, a new, innovative center for birth-5 education that launched by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Department of Education, and the Administration for Children’s Services.
Magical Builders partnered with MLB and the Kansas City Royals to facilitate the following projects:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Independence Unit (Independence, MO) –The project helped the facility, which was in critical need of improvements due to its previous physical limitations, into alignment with state requirements, making the Leslie Unit annually eligible for subsidies to provide school-aged child care and food subsidies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Operation Breakthrough Renovation (Kansas City, MO) – Renovations helped the Operation Breakthrough daycare center improve its after-school and summer enrichment programs for low-income families by creating classroom environments to increase the children’s ability to concentrate and learn.
- Mulkey Square Park Field Renovation (Kansas City, MO) – Renovations to the baseball field in Mulkey Square Park, which is primarily used by the Guadalupe Center Youth Baseball program include the installation of a new irrigation system and scoreboard, infield and outfield maintenance, new infield skin, fencing construction and installation, backstops, dugouts and other improvements to the facility surrounding the field.
- Satchel Paige Stadium Renovation (Kansas City, MO) – Renovations included the installation of a new irrigation system and scoreboard, infield and outfield maintenance, fencing construction and installation, backstops, dugouts and other improvements to the general facility surrounding the field.
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.
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.
- 07/14/10: Video: “2010 MLB All-star Project,” MLB.com
- 07/12/2010″MLB’s Selig dedicates O.C. field for disabled,” OC Register
- 05/18/2010: “Angels Pitch in to help needy field,” OC Register
- 03/17/2010: “Construction to begin on MLB and Angels All-Star Complex for Anaheim Youth,” MLB.com
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.
- 07/04/2009: “Major League Baseball Goes to Bat for United We Serve,” Corporation for National and Community Service
- 04/22/2009: “Major League Baseball Dedicates 2009 All-Star Summer To Charitable Initiatives And Community Service,” MLB.com
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.
- 09/12/2008 [PDF]: “Torii Hunter drops in to dedicate a youth field he helped build,” OC Register
- 08/06/2008: “Angels’ Hunter Quietly Gives $50k for Placentia Field,” OC Register
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 renovations.
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.
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 this happen.
Magical Builders, Major League Baseball and MLB.com partnered to renovate the West Bank Boys & Girls Club in connection with the New Orleans Zephyrs home opener in April 2006. This Club had been closed since Hurricane Katrina due to damage caused by the storm. Therefore, re-opening this Club was vital because the community it serves had been overwhelmed with children from other neighborhoods that were destroyed.
- 03/22/2006: "Building Magic," federalbaseball.com
- 03/15/2006: "Zephyrs rebuild, help kids' club do same; Club involved in Magical Builders' project to renovate Boys & Girls Club," MiLB.com
In 1997, Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig stated "Major League Baseball has been looking at the best ways to prepare for the 21st century and fortify our relationship with youth" as he announced the selection of Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the official charity of Major League Baseball.
Magical Builders worked with Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers to renovate the Diehl Club of the Boys & Girls " Clubs of Southeastern Michigan during the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Week. The Diehl Club facility serves several hundred underprivileged children each day, and was in dire need of renovation. The Magical Builders™ Team, which also consisted of several local companies and subcontractors, stepped up to the plate by providing new paint, landscaping, heating and air-conditioning upgrades, ceiling tiles, upgraded bathrooms, and other amenities.
- 07/09/2005: Gallery: "The Futures lend a hand to B&GCA and Magical Builders," MLB.com
Magical Builders partnered with Artemino Construction, The Ameris Group, Cindi Battisti and Jessica Brown of Robb & Stucky Design Studio, REA Architecture, The Phoenix Suns Dancers and nearly 20 subcontracting companies to renovate and improve the Family Living Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Approximately $1 million dollars in materials and labor were donated in connection with this extraordinary endeavor. Construction took place March 21-29, 2005.