What is a Miracle Field?
A Miracle Field is a universally accessible soft surface baseball diamond that offers athletes of all ages with a cognitive or physical disability a safe and welcoming place to play ball without barriers. The rubberized surface of the 115’ diamond accommodates wheelchairs and assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries. And what’s more exciting is that each athlete is offered a community buddy, someone who assists athletes on the field as they bat, run the bases and field the ball, allowing parents and caretakers to cheer from the bleachers and enjoy the game. In a Miracle League game, everyone bats, everyone scores and everyone wins!
The Miracle Field is being built in Central Park in midtown, Midland. Cleverly named the Middle of the Mitt Miracle League, the league is managed by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and will offer a spring and fall league each year along with programs and special events.
Check out The Miracle League National Office for more information on this amazing program.