Plainfield, Indiana – MIRACLE FIELD
In 2014, one of our directors was on a project team to build a sports field. As he began to get involved in the project, he learned that “Miracle Field” was much more than just an athletic sports field. The project, in fact was a project completely focused on benefiting children with a variety of diverse physical handicaps. The field is built with special synthetic surfaces engineered to for these types of athletes. This director presented “Miracle Field” to the board as a potential beneficiary, and was quickly voted to be chosen as one of the year’s beneficiaries.
We decided to make “Miracle Field” one of two main beneficiaries of our main fundraising event, The BarnRaisers Annual Golf Outing. Our goal was to be able to drive enough funds so we could provide a donation of $25,000 to each of our two selected beneficiaries. Through our efforts and the community’s participation and generosity, we reached our goal.
We are very proud to say that we attended the Plainfield Town Council meeting in spring of 2015, and presented them a check of $25,000. The field is still having items and structures added to it. Our donation will primarily fund two shelter type structures called, “Americana Cherokee Shelters”. This gives added shelter and shade space for all of the athletes and their helpers. The field is already providing very positive experiences for these children that they couldn’t have had without the building of the “Miracle Field”. I.E., one of the first athletes to play on the field had just starting making his transition from his wheelchair to his walker, only a few weeks prior to opening day. To that date, he had not taken too many steps. He got in the batters box with his chair, hit the ball, then he grabbed his walker. After 20 minutes had expired, he finally reached first base. There wasn’t a dry eye in the stands!
What Others Are Saying:
“We are grateful for the generous contribution from BarnRaisers to our Miracle Movers Field. This supports the children and their families touched by the softball and soccer programs.”
Clay Chafin, Director of Plainfield Parks & Recreation