Ryan Zimmerman donates money to school

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman made a $250,000 contribution to the University of Virginia’s Athletics Foundation for improvements to benefit its baseball program. Zimmerman is a former All-America third baseman at Virginia. 

The gift from Zimmerman is designated for an expansion project at Davenport Field, home of Virginia baseball. The project includes construction of a team meeting room, weight room, indoor batting cages, training room, a Hall of Fame area, umpires’ locker room and visiting locker room.

The project will enhance the university’s ability to secure future NCAA events. A possible second phase of the project would include additional seats and suites and would require additional private gifts to fund it.

“The school help me get to where I am now. To be able to give back is nice,” Zimmerman said. 

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