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Miami-Dade commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera donates $12,000 to Marlins Youth Academy

Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera presented a check to Marlins Youth Academy as a mission to empower local youth

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera contributed $12,000 to the Marlins Youth Academy in a gesture aimed at fortifying the coaching infrastructure and impacting the lives of young players both on and off the field. The formal check presentation took place at Babcock Park on Friday, December 8th, commencing at 7 p.m.

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A collaborative effort to empower local youth through baseball

The donation signifies a collaborative effort between Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera, Marlins President of Business Operations Caroline O’Connor, and City of Hialeah Mayor Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., who will grace the event as special guests. This initiative aligns with the Miami Marlins and Miami Marlins Foundation’s commitment to fostering youth engagement and access to the game.

Earlier this year, the Miami Marlins, in collaboration with the City of Hialeah, launched the Marlins Youth Academy at Babcock Park. This venture extends the Marlins RBI initiative into Hialeah, a region considered by many as the birthplace of baseball in South Florida. The primary goal is to provide nearly 14,000 local children across South Florida access to developmental baseball and softball programming, as well as educational resources.

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Strengthening coaching resources for youth development

Commissioner Cabrera's generous donation directly targets the hiring and training of skilled coaches within the Marlins Youth Academy. These coaches play a pivotal role in nurturing the talent of aspiring young athletes, instilling discipline, teamwork, and leadership skills that extend beyond the sports field. The focus on enriching the coaching staff aligns with the academy's mission of not just creating better players but also fostering well-rounded individuals.

The check presentation event underlines the commitment to enhancing opportunities for youth engagement in sports and education. Head over to to learn more about the organization and its impact on South Florida.

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