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Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Miracle Field update

Bo Dean gave an update on the Miracle Field at Olsen Park earlier this week at the City Council meeting, reporting that it is complete except for a few finishing touches. According to Dean, citizens raised more than $1.2 million for the project and more than $2 total including in-kind contributions. The Miracle Field is a specially-designed baseball field with a rubber surface, inlaid bases and other devices that make it easier for those with different abilities to navigate the field. The field will be used by such groups as Special Olympics and the Wounded Warrior project.

Dean said the field will be one of the largest, if not the largest, of its kind in North Carolina. It includes the Kiwanis Miracle Playground, which is the largest playground in the state for those with different abilities.

The field is regulation size and can be used by children, adults such as wounded soldiers, and seniors. “Our citizens stepped up and wanted to include every family,” Dean said. “No single entity made this happen – it took all of us working together. We have a lot to celebrate,” he said.

Citizens are invited to go by and see the field at Olsen Park. Organizers hope to have the access road finished and hold an open house next month.

Click here to see a video of Mr. Dean’s presentation to City Council. 
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