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Miracle Field In Woodbury Celebrates its Grand Opening June 7th

Every child – no matter what his or her athletic ability – deserves to have the opportunity to play baseball. Now, thanks to the “Miracle League” (http://www.miracleleague.com/), that is becoming possible.

The typical ball field isn’t designed to accommodate wheelchairs, or assistive equipment for children with cognitive and/or physical challenges.

But a specially designed “Miracle Field” uses a cushioned, synthetic turf, and incorporates other design features to allow every child to experience the thrill of the game.

In a Miracle League game, “Everyone hits, everyone gets on base, and everyone crosses home plate!”

Last summer, the Miracle League actually started playing at the Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC) complex in Woodbury on some of the existing ball fields.

According to its recreation specialist, Michelle Okada, who coordinates the league, many of the Miracle League players have been traveling long distances to play at Miracle Fields in other parts of the Twin Cities metro area.

But that will no longer have to be the case.

Thanks to the efforts of the Woodbury Rotary Club, along with the Miracle League of Minnesota and Minnesota Network of Woodbury, they were able to raise the $250,000 estimated construction cost to build a Miracle Field in Woodbury.

The new Miracle Field is opening at Bielenberg Sports Center – on June 7th.

(To see photos of the new field, check out this story in “Patch.”)

Woodbury and Cottage Grove residents are encouraged to attend the Grand Opening Ceremony. There will be news broadcast at 5 p.m., a “social” starting at 5:30 p.m., and the program starts at 6 p.m.

In addition to the organizations that raised funds for the project, the University of Minnesota mascot Goldy Gopher, Minnesota Twins mascot T.C. Bear, other members of the Twins organization, the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association, and Woodbury city officials will join the Miracle League players to celebrate their new Miracle Field.

Custom One Homes is proud to be one of the “Grand Slam Club” sponsors.

To follow the Woodbury Miracle Field on Facebook, Click Here.

Bielenberg Sports Center is located at 4125 Radio Drive, just south of Bailey Road in Woodbury. The Miracle Field site can be accessed via Hargis Parkway off Radio Drive; it is adjacent to field 33, which is west of East Ridge High School.

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