MUNDY TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (05/16/17) - Plans are in the works for a new disability program to give kids of all levels a chance to feel the crack of the bat.
For the first time, The Miracle League of Greater Flint revealed plans to create a fully accessible field in Genesee County. The Flint area league and facility would be the sixth of its kind in Michigan.
During games, kids are matched up with volunteer buddies to help them out on the field. Everyone gets a hit, and everyone is safe.
The recreational complex is the first step in developing parks that are readily available for kids with disabilities.
A Grand Blanc High School student has been behind the push to bring a new league to Mundy Township, and he's had the support of a booster club made up of nearly 50 of his classmates.
"I just want to be looked at as someone else that's just trying to help a kid play baseball. That's really my sole purpose in doing this - I just really want to bring this field here for these kids,” said Brian Caine, Grand Blanc junior.
Once funding is secured for the $400,000 project, work will begin off Hill Road near US-23 in Mundy Township. Committee members are trying to raise the money through private donations, grants and a GoFundMe campaign. For a link to the campaign, click the link in the ‘Related Links’ section of this story.
The Greater Flint Miracle League would serve families living in Genesee County and the surrounding areas. They hope to start leagues in 2019.