Project Miracle social is Thursday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A kick-off social for Project Miracle is planned for 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this Thurs., March 22, at Springdale.

Dwight Mikel is leading the fund-raising effort to build a new Miracle League field.

Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field. Children play on custom-designed, rubberized turf fields that accommodate wheelchairs and other assertive devices.

The league uses a “buddy” system, pairing each player with an able-bodied peer. More than 500 potential Miracle League players have been identified in Covington County.

This week’s kick-off will begin the $450,000 fundraising effort, and will include live music, a silent auction hors d’oeuvres and light beverages. The event is sponsored in part by Horn Beverage Co., Inc.

A $15 donation to Miracle League is the required admission.