Miracle League Of Music City To Build Baseball Field For Athletes With Special Needs

Posted at 8:17 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 13:21:08-04

Summertime is right around the corner and that means warm nights and baseball. But not all kids can play on typical sports surfaces. Now, there's a project designed to get everyone out on the field. 

"We have five baseball fields and and we wanted to build a 'Miracle Field' near the regular baseball fields so the players playing on the Miracle Field will feel at home and be part of the baseball community," said Executive Director of The Miracle League Field of Music City, Scott Tygard.

Tygard loves baseball.

"Started sports league 24-years-ago," he said. 

Now, he's partnering up with "More Than Me," a charitable organization founded by San Francisco Giant and Vanderbilt Alumni, Tyler Beede.

The project is no small undertaking. The Miracle League Field will be constructed using cushioned, synthetic turf to accommodate wheelchairs and other devices.

H.K. Derryberry is also a man on a mission.

"I love sports. I've always wanted to play sports," he said. 

An avid sports fan, Derryberry says a handicapped-accessible baseball field will help athletes with special needs get in the game.  

So together with Beede and Tygard, he's helping raise awareness and funds.

To find out more about "The Miracle League Field of Music City" click here