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LONGVIEW, December 25, 2013-- Ask anyone what America's favorite pastime is, and chances are, you'll hear "baseball!" Almost every community in the East Texas area has at least one baseball field, but Longview is planning to build a new facility in the near future that will change the lives of some very special citizens.
Together with the Miracle League of East Texas and numerous other sponsors, the City of Longview is planning to build a Miracle League field at Lear Park. This field will allow children with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities. Children that must use wheelchairs and other assistive devices will get a chance that many of them have never had, thanks to a custom designed field with rubberized turf, a surface that eliminates the problems of regular grass and dirt.
The first Miracle League field was built in Conyers, Georgia in 2000. Within 2 years, fields were built in South Carolina, Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, and California. Today, the program has over 250 different Miracle League organizations raising money for fields within the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia.
But Miracle League fields do more than simply provide a structure to play on that will help boys and girls enjoy a baseball game. The fields provide a way for these kids to make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
The Miracle League of East Texas relies on support from the public and the organization is currently looking for additional sponsors for this project. No donation is too small! To get involved and to make a difference in the lives of future East Texas participants, visit http://www.miracleleagueofeasttexas.com.
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