A new playing surface and LED scoreboard will keep ballplayers with the Miracle League of Amherstburg feeling like major leaguers for years to come.
The baseball league is open to anyone with intellectual or physical disabilities in Windsor and Essex County. When the league began play it was the first fully accessible league in Canada.
After six seasons of wear and tear the diamond’s rubber playing surface is showing its age. The new scoreboard isn’t necessary, but who wouldn’t want that as part of their stadium?
“It wasn’t that we had the surface wear out, we just had a donor who came in and said, “What would you like? I’d love to donate to the Miracle League,’” said Chuck Bondy, the league’s president. “We thought we’d love to have a new surface and LED scoreboard.
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