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Miracle League Looks To Build Accessible Playground

An organization known for creating a baseball field for children with disabilities is now taking on a new project.

And it all started as a high school class assignment for a group of Coronado High School students.

“We were trying to transform a park for kids with disabilities in order for them to play,” said Coronado graduate Narah Alcoreza.

But their vision for a playground turned into an obstacle course once they found out the cost for equipment is $150,000.

“We were a little bit in shock,” said Alcoreza. “We didn’t know where to start or how to start.”

Alcoreza said businesses they turned to for help denied their requests, so they turned to The Miracle League of El Paso.

The Miracle League’s Sandra Olivar said the organization had been looking into building a playground after completing a baseball field for disabled children several years ago at Ponder Park in East El Paso.

“The playgrounds in El Paso are of course handicap accessible,” said Olivar. “You can roll up to them, and you can sit there and watch people play. You just can’t get on them.”

Olivar said she is trying to get the word out about this new undertaking, which she hopes to install in the grassy area behind the Miracle League baseball field.

“It just made sense for us to do this, to join together,” she said. “And now we’ll start moving forward and try to make it happen.”

For more information or to donate, call the Miracle League of El Paso at 779-4770 or visit their website here.

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