MOON TOWNSHIP — A new Miracle League field will be coming to Moon Twp. thanks to the help of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
On Tuesday the Pirates, in partnership with the Miracle League of Moon Township, announced their plans to build Peoples Park Miracle League Field, an adaptive playground and ADA restroom facility, according to a press release.
Joining the Pirates to help make the project possible is Peoples Gas, Robert Morris University, Edgar Snyder and Associates, the Buncher Foundation, Edith Trees Trust, RB Vetco and Acme Door and Hardware.
The new facility will be built at Moon Park on Ewing Road and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019. The completed construction will mark the seventh in the tri-state region.
“The Miracle League programs are very special to the Pirates and Pirates Charities and each time we are afforded the opportunity to assist in the construction of a new facility, we take a great amount of pride in being able to help,” said Bob Nutting, Pirates and Pirates Charities chairman. “This project will allow hundreds of children and adults in the area the chance to experience the great game of baseball while developing relationships with others in their community. It is incredibly rewarding for our organization to see the growth of the Miracle League in our region and to know that many children who would otherwise not be able to play baseball now have fields of their own.”
Miracle League fields already exist in the Montour, West Allegheny, Sewickley, Weirton, Steubenville and Beaver County regions.
“Social capital, confidence and personal worth are the keys to improving our society and this project will provide an opportunity for all children to make our future better,” said Mike Magulick, Miracle League of Moon Township president. “The board is proud to help lead the development of the project. We are excited to provide a platform for the amazing athletes to play in front of family, friends and the community. These athletes spend countless hours in therapy learning skills and milestones most others reach with ease and soon the athletes will be able to show their skills. We hope the community is ready to support and cheer because soon dedicated athletes will be playing on the playground and Miracle Field creating miracles in Moon.”