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Baseball field for special needs children needs repair


JULINGTON CREEK, Fla. — It's something that special needs parents at Field of Dreams don't take for granted – seeing their child's smile as they put on a baseball uniform and cheering them on as they round the bases. However, this may be the last season.

More than 140 special needs children are playing ball for a fifth season thanks to Field of Dreams and a unique ball field at Aberdeen Park.
It allows children in wheelchairs, on crutches or with vision or mobility problems take part in American's favorite pastime.

George Vancor spends his Spring Saturday's as the umpire for the Field of Dreams children.

"It's about the opportunity for these kids to play a sport that you and I take for granted," said Vancor.

Now, the organization needs the community's help.

David Levy is the past President of Field of Dreams and says the field is becoming a safety hazard.

"For the past five years we've seen the field deteriorate to the point where we've actually had to glue the field down and tape the field down."

It's a special field made to accommodate special needs children.
But, the field is falling apart and the non-profit is on a quest to raise $200,000 to continue games each season.

Buddies from surrounding schools spend their Spring Saturday's with these children.
And while these kids are hitting home-runs their families and their coaches are hoping they can score with the community in order to get these kids a new field.

"Because the magic happens between those white lines," said Vancour.

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