Friday, November 25, 2011


Although Lee Sacks has not lived in Garfield Park for many years, he has never forgotten playing in the park as a young boy and the impact it had in molding the man he became. Lee returned to the park with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to participate in the dedication of a new, state-of-the-art artificial turf field with modern drainage system so it can be used even after a downpour. The field is located near Hamlin & Jackson. “I loved playing in Garfield Park as a kid,” says Lee Sacks. “It is a real privilege to be able to help the kids who play there today. I want to thank the Park District, the Mayor, and the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation for making this possible.” Lee Sacks was joined by his son, Michael Sacks of Grosvenor Capital Management L.P., who dedicated the field in honor of his father and installed a plaque marking the occasion. The improvement of the field is part of the Take the Field Initiative, which is combining public and private resources to build ten artificial turf athletic fields throughout the city of Chicago.

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