Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater will accommodate disabled children

Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 7:34 PM CDT
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ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater is one step closer to being completed along with a new feature for children with mental and physical disabilities.

Senior operations director Philip Formby with the Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater says the Miracle Field is a partnership with the national Miracle League organization.

It will offer sporting opportunities to children with disabilities, including a baseball and softball field fully accessible for wheelchairs and synthetic turf.

Formby said he is excited about the new Miracle Field, but most importantly to help provide a need in the community.

“We’ve always known that our community had a need for special needs whether it be mental or physical disabilities to participate in physical athletics. And we tried to do it on a limited scale with our normal programs, but it was difficult because there are some challenges and it makes easier from an operation stand point when you have a field designed specifically for those special needs,” said Formby.

Formby said the Miracle Field is expected to be completed along with the new rec center by spring 2021.

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