The Miracle League field will be part of a 10-field baseball and softball complex owned by the City of Monticello, Arkansas. The field will feature a custom-designed, rubberized turf that accommodates wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries. The Miracle League uses a buddy system which pairs each player with an able-bodied peer to help them play.
“We are pleased to play a supportive role in the creation of this ball field. Ensuring that opportunities for equal access to sports and recreation are available to kids with disabilities in Southeast Arkansas is important to us,” said Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker.
The project is funded through $250,000 of state grant funds, programed to be matched with $150,000 of local city government funds, $150,000 from the local Miracle League non-profit, and over $50,000 of in-kind commitments from local community organizations & businesses.
To volunteer, contribute, or learn more about the Miracle League of Southeast Arkansas, as an organization, visit their website at miracleleagueseark.org.
For more information about the project, contact City Hall, 870-364-4400.