CBC’s George Habel (left) helps present a donation from the Durham Bulls to the Miracle League of Franklin County.
The Durham Bulls and Capitol Broadcasting have partnered with Minor League Baseball Charities to donate $12,500 to the Miracle League of Franklin County, a baseball league for children with mental and physical disabilities. Specifically, the funds will go to help complete construction of a special field with a rubber playing surface so children with assistive devices can easily and safely maneuver and play ball.
Representatives of the Miracle League attended the Saturday, April 20, 2013, Bulls game against the Norfolk Tides to receive the donation in a pregame ceremonial check presentation. Donna Wade, executive director of the Franklin County Miracle League, and her daughter Laci Wade, a Miracle League athlete, will be among the ceremony’s recognized guests.
“We were so impressed with the determination and enthusiasm to get this project completed in Franklin County that we immediately reached out to Minor League Baseball Charities, and thankfully they shared our desire to contribute,” said George Habel, vice president of Capitol Broadcasting’s Sports Group.
“The school system and county commissioners have provided land and funding, but the facility needs to be finished. Seeing that this will help children with disabilities in five counties, we wanted to help get it wrapped up.”
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