Olathe Miracle League Baseball for Children with Disabilities!

Community partners together to build Olathe Miracle League baseball field for children with disabilities

Olathe will soon be home to a specially constructed baseball field for kids who use wheelchairs or walkers, and youths with developmental disabilities. The Olathe Miracle League Field will be constructed at the College Boulevard Athletic Complex, and will serve as the home of the Miracle League of Olathe, which has about 25 children participating.

The field is being built thanks to the efforts of a partnership between the Kansas City Royals, Variety Kansas City and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. Additional support will be provided by Olathe Medical Center who will donate $125,000 to the project over the next five years, Olathe Public Schools who is donating the land, Olathe Parks and Recreation Department, Mid-America Nazarene University and Strickland Construction.

This field, and a similar one in Independence, is part of an overall $4 million donation that Major League Baseball and the Kansas City Royals have made to a wide variety of community projects. The money came from 2012 MLB Gatorade All-Star Workout Day proceeds.

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