Miracle Field Planned At Warner Park For Those With Disabilities

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Jane Kaylor and Kim Chapman told members of the City Council on Tuesday they are involved in a group planning to place a Miracle Field at Warner Park for use by those with disabilities.

Ms. Kaylor said the 2009 Warner Park plan included such a field, but it had not been built.

She said the group, which has formed a non-profit board, hopes to raise $2 million for a baseball field with a rubberized surface, a handicapped-accessible playground and a field for wheelchair basketball and other sports.

Ms. Kaylor said it would be the first Miracle Field in Tennessee. The nearest is at Whitfield County, Ga.

She said the field is near the entrance to Warner Park.

The City Council gave approval for the donation of the field site. 

The first Miracle League was in 1999, and now there are 250 in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rica and Australia. 



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