Thanks in large part to the efforts of Muhammad Ali, Niles schools have a new ball diamond for their baseball team. With "the world's greatest" spearheading the efforts and more than a little help from Home Depot and the Detroit Tigers, the old practice field (as players and coaches referred to the previous rundown field) at Niles is now a gem of a diamond. There are still funds needed to put in more bleachers, restroom facilities, a concession stand, and press box. Personalized bricks that will pave the walkway to the field are being sold to the public to continue raising the additional funds needed.
Watch a video from WWMT Channel 3 about this generous project that Muhammad Ali and his wife helped organize here.