FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lauren Hames 407-246-3106
Kelly Puckett, Central Florida Miracle League 407-521-1235
DEMETREE MIRACLE FIELD
ORLANDO, Fla. (December 16, 2003) – On Wednesday, December 17, 2003,
at 9 a.m., Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 3 Commissioner Vicki Vargo
will help break ground on the Central Florida Miracle League’s
Demetree Miracle Field at Trotters Park.
The Central Florida Miracle League has partnered with the City of
Orlando and the City’s Family, Parks and Recreation department to
bring this baseball facility for children with special needs to
The Miracle League organization was created in 1998 in Conyers, Ga.,
when a group of parents decided to organize a baseball game for
their children with special needs. The 35 children named themselves
The Miracle League. Today, sixty-five leagues are in operation,
making The Miracle League the fastest growing baseball program for
children with disabilities. The Central Florida Miracle League was
started in 2001 and is now in its third season of play with more
than 125 participants.
The field, which is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2004,
will be fully accessible to children and adults. Because traditional
baseball diamonds were not designed with wheelchairs and walkers in
mind, the Miracle Field will be made of a flat rubber surface.
Trotters Park is located at 1905 Lee Road. For more information,
please visit www.cflmiracleleague.com.