Group works to build baseball field for disabled

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Organizers of an effort to build a baseball field in Sioux City for people with physical and mental disabilities says they’re having success raising money for the project.

Kevin Negaard, who leads the nonprofit Miracle League of Sioux City, told the City Council on Monday that the organization had raised about $175,000 in two weeks. The total cost is expected to be $400,000.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/JD4w3b ) the local Miracle League volunteers plan to build the field at Riverside Park. It will have a rubberized field and could be used by children and adults, including those who rely on wheelchairs.

Similar fields have been built in Des Moines, Omaha, Neb., and Sioux Falls, S.D.

Negaard says he hopes the field will be open by fall of 2014.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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