From Roc Foundation Executive Director Steve Taylor:
ROC Foundation is partnering with the YMCA and the Miracle League of Milwaukee to bring the Miracle Field to Franklin. Last night the City of Franklin Plan Commission unanimously approved site plan amendments which will allow the field to be built in the confines of Milkmen Stadium and located to the west of the third base line.
The Miracle League believes everyone deserves the chance to play baseball. The league allows people of all ABILITIES play organized baseball. Players with diverse-ABILITIES dress in uniforms, make plays in the field and round the bases, just like their peers in standard baseball leagues.
Miracle League baseball is played on a custom-designed field featuring a cushioned, rubberized, completely flat surface to prevent injuries and allow access for the visually impaired and those in wheelchairs. All areas of the field, including the dugouts, playground and restrooms, are universally accessible. Miracle League of Milwaukee was established in 2009 as a program through the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.
A joint fundraising campaign will begin once we get past the COVID-19 crisis.