BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates outfielder Matt Diaz is seeking approximately 120 volunteers to assist him in the construction of a new playground for the Boys and Girls Club in Winter Haven, Fla., next month.
The Matt and Leslee Diaz Foundation will host the community outreach event on March 15, which is the first of two off-days that the Pirates will have during Spring Training. The Boys and Girls club in Winter Haven serves about 450 children, but is in need of an updated playground set.
The Foundation is also still seeking additional funds to cover the cost of the project. A website (www.diazfamilyfoundation.org/community-build/) is set up for those seeking more information about volunteering at the event, or for anyone wishing to make a monetary donation.