Field of dreams
The folks at the Alameda East Bay Miracle League have launched a fresh effort to raise funds to build a baseball field accessible to disabled kids, with a new partner: The Oakland A’s. And you can help them without spending a dime.
The Miracle League and the A’s are teaming up to compete against 14 other Major League Baseball teams for a $200,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant to help pay for the field, which the League has been working to get built since 2006. And you can vote for them to get the money, either by texting As to 76462 on your mobile telephone or clicking this link and voting for their project.
“Baseball does not discriminate against age, gender or ability and I think it is very important that all kids have the chance to play and enjoy the game of baseball,” said Andrew Bailey, the A’s Pepsi Refresh “ambassador” and two-time All-Star pitcher. “I encourage fans to please vote for the A’s idea so that we can win this grant and bring the Bay Area a field that can help make the dream to play baseball come true for thousands of special needs athletes.”
You can vote every day, up to 10 times a day for the Miracle League project through August 17, the last day of the contest. For more information, check out the Miracle League’s Facebook page. And for more on the League and their efforts, you can read this piece Eve Pearlman wrote for The Island back in February.