The Washington Nationals will help the Miracle League celebrate its new field at South Germantown Recreational Park.
On Monday, the Nats, state and Montgomery County government leaders, and local community organizations will dedicate the baseball field, which is designed for children and young adults with disabilities, county officials announced Monday.
The field incorporates a cushioned, synthetic turf that allows children in wheelchairs and walkers to “run” the bases.
The Nationals players will join Miracle League athletes on the new field for a brief game of baseball following the ceremony, according to a county press release.
Invited dignitaries include Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, plus Stephanie Davis, the national program director for the Miracle League, the press release said.
Councilman Craig Rice (D-2nd district) said Tuesday that he planned to attend the ceremony.
The Miracle League of Montgomery County is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to offer young athletes with disabilities the chance to play baseball. The field was made possible with the help of the Washington National’s nonprofit Dream Foundation, The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda, according to the press release.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Department of Parks and the Montgomery County Recreation Department also helped establish the field, according to the release.