Ian Kinsler is playing his fourth season at second base for the Detroit Tigers and is again among the keys to the team’s playoff hopes. The consistent veteran star also is playing a significant role in the community through his involvement in several philanthropic organizations, as usual.
Kinsler supports the Family Gateway Center in Dallas, where he spent the first eight years of his career playing for the Rangers. The Center, according to the official website, is designed to “provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness.” The FGC provides housing and educational services to children and families in need.
You can read more about the Family Gateway Center, here.
In Michigan, Kinsler has started called “Kinsler’s Kids.” With this work, Kinsler partners with The Children’s Center of Wayne County as well as local libraries and gives students in the community free tickets to a home game after they’ve completed four straight weeks of reading.
You can read more about the foundation and Kinsler’s partnership with The Children’s Center of Wayne County, here.
Kinsler is also heavily involved with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, which combines the efforts of Tigers personnel. According to the Tigers’ website, the foundation is committed to “providing a caring, enduring presence in the Greater Detroit community and believe in the need to invest in our community’s future.”
You can read more about the Detroit Tigers Foundation, here.
Coming up on 2,000 career-hits, Kinsler has enjoyed a very successful career in both Texas and Detroit and those communities have benefited from his presence, as well.
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