Written by J. Patrick Eaken
June 01, 2009
The Miracle League of Northwest Ohio will celebrate the opening of a new barrier-free baseball field for kids with special needs. At 2 p.m. players and other special guests will open the field during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guests are invited to stay for a picnic and baseball games following the ceremony. The first game begins at 3 p.m.
The new baseball field is located in Brentwood Park, 2100 Tracy Road (behind the fire station), in Northwood. The entire field is made of a smooth, synthetic rubberized surface allowing kids with mobility issues, wheelchairs, walkers, and other adaptive devises to move around the field with ease.
“Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball” became a reality through the support of our generous community donors. For more information and a complete list of sponsors, visit www.mlnwo.org.
The Miracle League of Northwest Ohio is a non-profit organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges throughout Northwest Ohio an opportunity to play baseball in an organized league.
The Miracle League of Northwest Ohio mission statement reads, “Provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities. Promote community support and sponsorship of Miracle Leagues. Promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League Players, their families and friends. We cannot change or cure the medical issues life has dealt people with disabilities. What we can do is provide them with an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing our national pastime-baseball. We believe, ‘Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball.’”