Field of Dreams Opens

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

After four years of planning and half a million dollars, Southeastern Ohio’s field of dreams opened today with a rousing play ball!

The Miracle League of Muskingum Valley cut the ribbon and opened the field to it’s first official games.

“It’s for anyone who can’t play in a regulation baseball program, be it physical handicap, mental handicap, they’re able to play here,” said Caribeth Legats of the Miracle League.

Legats says it was a long process, but she had confidence in the project that will help so many.

“I knew it was going to happen because everyone you talk to, everywhere you went, everyone was so positive about it and what can I do to help? Here’s a check. It’s been wonderful,” she said. “We knew it was going to come, and this is the culmination.”

This non-profit league will serve the mentally and physically challenged children, ages 5 to 19, in Muskingum and surrounding counties.

Games will take place every Saturday this summer. The field is located right behind the Starlight Schools.