A warm, sunny summer day and lots of sunny smiles were the order of the day as the Washington Nationals Miracle Field located in the South Germantown Recreational Park became a reality. Gathering for the ribbon cutting ceremony were state and local elected officials; Washington Nationals players/coaches, mascot, broadcaster, members of the Lerner family; and enthusiastic children/players and proud parents.
The Miracle Field is the new home for the Miracle League of Montgomery County that provides children -- in the County, as well as Maryland, the District and Virginia -- with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to safely play baseball. The field features a cushioned synthetic turf that allows children using wheelchairs and walkers to "run" the bases without fear of injury.
Construction of the field was funded in part by private contributions from the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda, in addition to public funds from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
The Miracle Field is part of the larger park, located at 17950 Germantown Park Dr., which also includes the Maryland SoccerPlex, a swim center, an archery range and a driving range.
POSTED AT: Friday, August 12, 2011 | 6:00:00 AM