Jenkins Fighting To Move Foundation Home
Fergie Jenkins is fighting to move his museum and foundation home to Chatham. Unfortunately, the current board of the Fergie Jenkins Foundation are pushing back, looking to keep Jenkins’ memorabilia, family keepsakes, and items of Black history at the current location in St. Catherines.
After failed conversations, Jenkins is taking legal action to fulfill his dream of bringing the organization home. Below is a statement from Jenkins’ legal team.
It is Mr. Fergie Jenkins’ dream to have the Fergie Jenkins Foundation headquartered in his hometown of Chatham, Ontario. The Fergie Jenkins Foundation serves to memorialize the legacy of Mr. Jenkin’s career, supports various charitable endeavors, as well as to educate and inspire the next generation of Canadian baseball players. The Fergie Jenkins Foundation museum, presently located in St. Catherine’s, Ontario features displays of Mr. Jenkins’ sports memorabilia from his legendary career, as well as items from black history archives and keepsakes from family members and loved ones.
Mr. Jenkins was shocked and saddened to encounter resistance from the Fergie Jenkins Foundation Board Members in his plans to moving the Foundation’s headquarters to Chatham.
The Fergie Jenkins Foundation Board members are attempting to shut down operations of the Foundation and have refused to return certain pieces of Mr. Jenkins’ memorabilia back to him.
The situation has given Mr. Jenkins no choice but to commence litigation against the Fergie Jenkins Foundation and Board Members to recover possession of various memorabilia items. As this matter is currently before the courts, Mr. Jenkins does not wish to make further comment at this time.
Mr. Jenkins and his family are saddened at the erosion of their relationship with the Fergie Jenkins Foundation, and hope to reach a resolution and continue the Foundation’s mission of “serving humanitarian need through the love of sport.”