Fergie Jenkins Statue Dedication
Civic Centre | 315 King St W Chatham
DATE: Jun 10
TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come out and celebrate hometown hero Fergie Jenkins. Known for his exceptional pitching abilities, as well as his durability and consistency, Jenkins is a former Major League Baseball pitcher whose career spanned from 1965 to 1983. Jenkins had a legendary career with the Cubs, which includes winning a Cy Young Award and a record six straight 20-win seasons in Chicago. He is one of two Canadian-born Hall of Famers and was Canada’s first Major League Baseball player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He pitched 18 seasons in the majors and tallied more than 3,000 strikeouts.
On June 10th, join us for the unveiling of Chatham-Kent's very own statue of Fergie. Currently, there is a statue of Fergie located in Chicago at Wrigley Field, which was dedicated to him last year and serves as a tribute to his time with the Chicago Cubs and his contributions to the sport of baseball.
Fergie Jenkins is known not just for his outstanding career as a Major League Baseball player, but also for his character and community service. He is known for his humility and dedication to helping others and often uses his success as a platform to give back to his community. Jenkins is a great role model for young people and continues to be celebrated as both a player and a person. His efforts to help others and give back to his community serve as a reminder of the positive impact that athletes can have on communities.
The statue dedication will take place at 3pm in front of the Civic Centre in Chatham and is open to the public. Fans travelling from out of town should make hotel accommodations as soon as possible as most hotels have already begun filling up in anticipation of the unveiling.
Fergie Jenkins Statue Unveiling | Let's Talk Chatham-Kent (letstalkchatham-kent.ca)
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