Duffey Petrosky

June 14, 2016 10:07 ET

Dresner Foundation Donates $1M Toward Detroit PAL's Corner Construction

DETROIT, IL--(Marketwired - June 14, 2016) - The Dresner Foundation announced it will be donating $1 million toward Detroit Police Athletic League's Kids at the Corner capacity campaign for the redevelopment of the old Tiger Stadium site. The donation is the first gift the foundation has made to Detroit PAL and will grant the foundation naming rights to the new stadium's scoreboard.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Dresner Foundation as Detroit PAL's newest partner in this exciting redevelopment project," said Tim Richey, CEO of Detroit PAL. "The Dresner Foundation has always been committed to providing access and opportunities to underprivileged youth, and we're proud they recognize the positive impact this new field will have on the lives of Detroit's young athletes."

"We are proud to partner with Detroit PAL and help them impact more Detroit youth with expanded programming," said Kevin Furlong, CEO, Dresner Foundation. "This new facility on the site of Historic Tiger Stadium will also serve as a catalyst for continued neighborhood revitalization and economic development in Corktown."

This donation brings Detroit PAL to a total of $13.2 million raised toward their project goal of $20 million. Construction has already begun at the field located at Michigan and Trumbull, and is expected to be completed in summer of 2017.

Both organizations are currently working together to create a name for the new scoreboard.

About Detroit Police Athletic League

Detroit PAL is a nonprofit organization positively impacting the lives of nearly 12,000 children each year through athletic, academic and leadership development programs with roots dating back to 1969. Detroit PAL empowers the community by training volunteer coaches and creating safe places for kids to play. Each year, Detroit PAL teaches nearly 1,700 caring community members how to be encouraging and effective mentors.

About the Dresner Foundation

The Dresner Foundation is dedicated to transforming lives in profoundly positive ways through grants focused on health, youth and animal welfare. At the Dresner Foundation we believe in working with organizations in our focus areas to create opportunity, have community impact, and promote wellbeing. For more information, visit

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