ECU Supports The Miracle Field
October 01, 2018
ECU, EASTMAN, & BALLAD HEALTH PARTNER TO SUPPORT THE MIRACLE FIELD
Smiles will be contagious at the Miracle League Field in Kingsport, where special needs youth and adults will have the opportunity to play baseball at the Kingsport Brickyard Park on a safe, cushioned field.
ECU, Eastman Chemical, Ballad Health, and other local companies have partnered to provide significant support and help Kingsport reach their fundraising goal. It appears that the Miracle Field will be ready for games to begin by May 2019.
“The Miracle League Field is about so much more than baseball. It’s about smiles, building confidence, memories, and friendships. This project will provide regional economic benefits but more importantly, it’s an opportunity to come together and build a regional project for the ‘heart’ that will offer rewards beyond measure,” said Olan O. Jones, ECU CEO and president.
The only field of its kind in Northeast Tennessee, Kingsport’s Miracle Field is expected to draw players from up to 75 miles away. The mission of the Miracle League is to provide opportunities for children and adults with both mental and physical disabilities to play baseball. The project also includes the construction of a play area, rest rooms, concession stands, and more.