WHAT IS THE MIRACLE LEAGUE?
With more than 180 fields in the United States serving 30,000 players, the Miracle League is a rapidly growing organization that caters to youth ages 5-18 who are unable to play in mainstream league due to a disability. The playing field has rubberized surface that is free of obstacles. The rules emphasize participation allowing every player to bat each inning with a volunteer buddy.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE URBANDALE FIELD?
The field will also include opportunities for adults with disabilities. In addition to softball and baseball, the Urbandale field will be host to kickball and other events for youth and adults of all abilities.
WHY A MIRACLE LEAGUE FIELD IN URBANDALE?
Des Moines and Ankeny are homes to a Miracle League Field, however, a field does not exist for youth and adults in the western suburbs. More than 20,000 children and 22,000 adults with special needs reside in the greater Des Moines area.
WHERE WILL THE URBANDALE MIRACLE LEAGUE BE LOCATED?
The Urbandale Miracle League Sports Plex will include a field and an all-inclusive playground. The Plex will be located in the northeast corner of the current Urbandale Little League Fields at Northview Park.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS PROJECT COST?
To build the field, the all-inclusive playground, seating and accessible parking, the project will cost $1.8 million to complete.
HOW CAN I HELP MAKE THIS FIELD A REALITY?
Donations: Checks made payable to UCAN with Miracle League noted in the memo line mailed to: UCAN, P.O. Box 7615, Urbandale, IA 50323 or you can donate via Paypal below.