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Elementary School In Cary Chosen As Site For 'Miracle League' Field

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Wake County Public School System and the Miracle League, a baseball league for special needs children, have formed a partnership and selected Adams Elementary School in Cary as a site for a new Miracle League field.

Completion of the field is scheduled to coincide with the opening day of Major League Baseball, April 2006. WCPSS will use the field during the school week, and have priority use of the field at all times. Miracle League games will be scheduled on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays.

Tony Withers and Robin Rose, with Miracle League of the Triangle, Inc., will give a short presentation about the field at the Wake County Board of Education's meeting, Tuesday, June 7 at 4 p.m.

The Miracle League is responsible for funding the construction and ongoing operations of the field, as well as relocating Adam's existing playfield and walking track.

With the motto "Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball," the Miracle League has built 16 fields and another 60-plus are in various stages of development.

In 1998, the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association formed the Miracle League to further its mission to provide opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of their ability. Special needs children in the community wanted to dress in uniforms, make plays in the field, and round the bases just like their healthy peers. The league began with 35 players on four teams.

For more information, please contact Kim Rose at krose210@nc.rr.com or write to the Miracle League of the Triangle, Inc., P.O. Box 4193, Cary, NC 27519.

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