LEXINGTON,Ky. (LEX 18) – Athletes with special needs took the field on Saturday in Shilito Park for opening day of the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League.
Complete with all the trappings you’d expect out of opening day, the league’s thirteenth season kicked off with great fanfare, as players eagerly took to the field.
“To watch these children smile and be happy, and know that they are there accomplishing something,” said Sharon Reed, President of the Rotary Club of Lexington.>
Opportunities like these empower the athletes, whose cognitive and physical disabilities may prevent them from playing on other fields. But on Saturday, everyone plays and everyone scores.
“Just allows him to be himself…He can run around and be a little wild and crazy and just have fun,” said the Potter family.
Families relish the opportunity to be around others who can relate to their own experiences.
Last fall, Toyota donated $125,000 dollars to replace the worn out surface with a brand new custom-designed field.