TAMIU Haynes Baseball Field Dedication Saturday at 11
Posted: 04/29/2010

Haynes Baseball Field Dedication
Ceremony at TAMIU Saturday at 11

Jorge Haynes
Jorge Haynes

The late Jorge Haynes, a much-beloved Laredo leader, coach, father of five and friend to hundreds will be honored with a naming dedication ceremony for the Jorge Haynes Baseball Field by Texas A&M International University Saturday, at 11 a.m.

“This field and the Jorge and Olga Haynes Endowed Scholarship Fund at TAMIU will open doors to student-athletes so that they may continue their education. Both are a fitting tribute to a highly revered man who saw athletics as both pathway to higher education and passport to continued success,” said Candy Hein, vice president for Institutional Advancement.

Haynes was born in Guerrero, Tamaulipas, México, and raised in Laredo. He was most proud of his US military service and his family. He married his high school sweetheart, Olga Gutíerrez, and the couple raised five outstanding children: Jorge, Roberto, Juvenal (J.J.), Cynthia and Lorenzo.

A familiar face at local baseball fields, he was a volunteer manager/coach of the Tigers in the American Little League for years. Noting the need for a transition from Little League to Babe Ruth League, he founded Laredo's only Pony League.

“We would especially encourage any of Mr. Haynes’ former players to join us for this event. Our TAMIU Dustdevils will be playing St. Mary’s University,” Hein said.

For additional information, contact Hein at 326.GIVE (4483), e-mail candy.hein@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 261.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu