Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball
by Scott Tygard
Special to BSW
With the help of community volunteers and corporations, WNSL is embarking on a new campaign to raise funds to design and construct the first Miracle League “FIELD OF DREAMS” complex in the state of Tennessee.
The complex will include a custom-designed field with a cushioned rubberized surface to allow players from 4 to 99 years of age with wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices to safely move from base to base.
The design will also include wheelchair accessible dugouts, accessible restrooms, a concession stand, and picnic pavilion.
Other community uses could include but not limited to special education classes for schools, nursing homes, veteran’s programs and Special Olympics.
The Miracle Field will promote physical activity, camaraderie, a sense of teamwork, and fun for all of those who participate. One of the unique aspects will involve the buddy system of volunteers that will assist the players.
The Miracle League will deliver life-changing events for the special needs participants as well as all friends and family every time they take the field or visit the playground.
Please take a few moments to learn of the success of Miracle Fields across the country at www.miracleleague.com and the benefits for our area.
We urge you to join with the WNSL in supporting these endeavors. It is time for Middle Tennessee to have a Miracle League/Field and with your help this dream will become a reality.
Thoughts or questions? Contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.