May 22, 2024 5:54 pm
Freddie Freeman Clubhouse revealed at El Modena following generous $500k donation to alma mater

In Orange County, California, El Modena High School recently unveiled a new addition that holds special significance for Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman. The school revealed the Freddie Freeman Clubhouse, made possible in part by a generous $500,000 donation from the former MVP himself.

The clubhouse spans 1,440 square feet and features a locker room, a team meeting area equipped with monitors, a coaches’ office, and expanded batting cages. The Dodgers and Freeman shared images of the facility on Instagram, showcasing the locker room and a large mural depicting Freeman in the school’s Vanguard uniform, complete with a list of his achievements as reported by the Orange County Register.

The total cost of the project amounted to $1.6 million, with Freeman’s donation standing as the largest sum ever contributed by an individual private donor in Orange Unified School District history. The district chipped in the remaining $1.1 million to make Freeman’s vision a reality.

During his time at El Modena, Freeman excelled in varsity baseball both as a batter and pitcher. His impressive stats included a .417 batting average with five home runs and 10 stolen bases along with six-one pitching record carrying one point two seven ERA and fifty-nine strikeouts in forty four innings. Recognized as the Orange County Register’s Player of the Year in 2007, Freeman’s talent led to his selection by Atlanta Braves in second round of draft that year.

El Modena’s baseball team has seen success in recent seasons; last year they finished 14-12-1 after strong performance of 22-10 the previous year. This clubhouse dedication marks an important milestone for the school and its baseball program; honoring one of its most celebrated alumni

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