Planning is underway for Miracle League Field, a new baseball field and playground for special needs that will be located near The Cube on the north side of Findlay. The $1.2 million project is sponsored by Blanchard Valley Health Foundation, along with private donors.
“There isn’t anything like this in the area,” said Cindy Bregel, a member of the Miracle League board. “Families will drive from all over the state to visit and participate, and it will be great for the local economy.”
Field and playground for everyone
Miracle League Field will feature its own street access, with plenty of handicapped parking and a turnaround for easy drop-offs. There will also be specialized rubber surfaces on both the field and the playground, both completely handicapped-accessible for those who use wheelchairs or walkers.
The playground will be totally inclusive, so it can be used by both those with disabilities and those without, featuring sensory-based activities for children to learn through playing.
The field will offer leagues for those with special needs, from children to adults. During games, they will pair up with a “buddy”, who will both help and encourage them.
“It’s all about everybody winning, everybody playing, and everybody getting ahead,” Bregel said.
The project is currently taking bids with intention to begin construction in the spring and projected completion in fall 2016. More information about league start times, sign-ups, and grand opening will be available in 2016.
To learn more, visit www.miracleleagueoffindlay.com or call 419-423-4536
Donations are welcome.