4/26 Cubs donate more than $1 million

The Cubs teamed up with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to announce more than $1 million in donations to 47 non-profit organizations serving those in need in the Chicago area. This marks the seventh consecutive year more than $1 million has been donated to the community through Cubs Care, a McCormick Foundation Fund.

The 2011 grants include $304,000 to the Chicago Park District to provide funding for more than 13,000 low-income and special needs youth to play baseball this summer. A donation to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago ($65,000) will provide access to physical activity programs and wheelchair softball for nearly 1,500 individuals with physical disabilities. A contribution to the Chicago Public Library Foundation ($50,000) supports the Family Summer Reading program, a high-impact summer reading initiative which aims to keep 50,000 Chicago children reading and learning over the summer.

— Carrie Muskat 

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