Reporting Brad Segall
CHURCHVILLE, Pa. (CBS) – A more than two-year effort to put a Miracle Field in Bucks County will take a huge step forward later this week, when a groundbreaking for the project is held in Northampton Township.
Nearly a million dollars has been raised over the past two-and-a-half years, enough money to put the shovels in the ground Thursday and begin construction on the first fully accessible sports complex in the Bucks County area. Organizers call it a field of dreams, the dreams that special needs kids have to be able to participate in sports activities just like their able-bodied friends.
Miracle League board member Debbi Katz says, “I want to see us get on the field, I want to see us get over this construction piece, pull it off and I really want to be there and watch the kids play on that first day.”
Katz says the fields will have a rubberized surface for ease of mobility for wheelchairs and walkers, “The fun part is that it’s right in the middle of the municipal park and our athletes will get to play right where their friends are playing ball and where everybody in the community can watch them.”
If all goes well that first day could be early spring next year. The fields will be located at the Northampton Municipal Complex in Churchville.
Reported by KYW Suburban Bureau Chief Brad Segall