Miracle Field Groundbreaking September 13th


September 13, 2012 (Joplin, MO) – The Rotary Clubs of Joplin held a groundbreaking for the Will Norton Miracle Field today at noon at the Joplin Athletic Complex.


After the May 22nd Tornado both Rotary Clubs of Joplin, the Daybreak Club and Joplin Rotary Club, received calls and emails of Rotarians around the world that wanted to help with local recovery efforts. After some immediate needs were addressed, the joint committee between the two Clubs looked at other long-term projects that would affect the entire community. The passion for the Miracle Field came from one Rotarian and grew to both clubs and the community.

To help with the effort, other businesses and community members became involved with fundraising and building. KW Cares, the foundation of Keller Williams Realty, has helped a great deal in fundraising. R.E. Smith Construction is helping to build the field, and the City of Joplin has partnered with Rotary to make the field possible in a City park.

The Will Norton Miracle Field will be a flat and smooth baseball field that is accessible to all children. The field will also feature the only handicap accessible playground in Joplin.

The Rotary Clubs of Joplin are still raising funds to fully fund the field. Giving levels include: $100 Single, $250 Double, $500 Triple, $1,000 Home Run, and $2,500 Grand Slam. For major gifts and naming opportunities, please contact Jenny Hocker, 417-439-5793 or jenny@doriscarlin.com.

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