In October, ground was broken for the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy that would bring a state of the art baseball facility for kids to Marian Anderson Rec Center at 17th and Fitzwater.
We’re so excited to announce the opening of the Urban Youth Academy! Thanks to @mlb, @phillies, @cityofphiladelphia, @phillymayor, @councilmankj, and everyone that made this possible! And thanks, Ryan Howard, for coming out and throwing the first pitch! #mlbuya #phillies #ryanhoward #baseball #southphilly #marianandersonreccenter #philly
That new facility, called the Ryan Howard Training Center, was unveiled yesterday.