Several years ago the Seark Miracle League started a project to create a baseball field for athletes with disabilities. During that project, the league realized there was also a need for a park.
“We wanted so badly for families in Southeast Arkansas to have access to a place their children could play ball and play safely,” a Seark Miracle League spokesperson wrote in a news release.
With the help of surrounding communities, grants and the city of Monticello, the league was able to raise the money to build its “field of dreams.” However, there was not enough funding to build both the field and the the playground. So the league secured a loan to complete the entire project at the same time.
“We are very close to paying off the loan for the Miracle League Park, we all love so dearly,” the spokesperson wrote.
To pay off the loan, the Seark Miracle League will host Miracles & Music, a dinner, music and auction fundraiser. The event will be held May 13 at 6 p.m. at The Ridge on Wilson Mill in Drew County and will crawfish dinner, live music, and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased from Gay Pace (870) 723-6466 or Amanda Killingworth (870) 224-6162.
The league is also selling t-shirts designed by local athlete, Garret Wear. T-shirts are $20 each. To order a Garret Wear T-Shirt, contact Britney Box at (870) 723-7310.