Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 6:00pm
information provided by First United Methodist Church
LANSING, Ill. (December 26, 2017) – Professional baseball player and TF South alum Curtis Granderson will return to Lansing on Saturday, January 6. He will be speaking at the First United Methodist Church at 18420 Burnham Avenue, and the public is invited.
At 5:00pm the church will host a chili dinner in their fellowship hall. At 6:00pm Granderson will speak in the sanctuary, sharing his life and work. Both events are open to the public, and there is no charge for either.
Granderson grew up in Lynwood, Illinois, playing Little League and attending Nathan Hale Elementary School, Heritage Middle School, and TF South High School, where he played baseball and basketball. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and led the UIC Flames in home runs and walks.
According to Wikipedia: “Curtis Granderson Jr. (born March 16, 1981) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers (2004–2009), New York Yankees (2010–2013), New York Mets (2014–2017) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2017). He throws right handed and bats left handed.” Wikipedia also cites Granderson’s commitment to community and charitable works.
Granderson has been an overseas ambassador for baseball, and in 2011 he was voted one of the friendliest players in the Majors.
He wrote a book that was published in August 2009. And he started the “Grand Kids Foundation” to raise money for the education of inner-city children. The charity is close to his heart, and at the January 6 event a free will offering will be taken to support its work.