Finding a handicapped accessible baseball field they can call home—Wednesday night, parents of about 80 kids felt like it
was an idea that was a long way from becoming a reality.
But , Thursday night they may have found a temporary field and certainly a new friend.
Kevin Christy, Park Manager at Newton Park heard about the parent’s frustration Wednesday night. He shook his head and said no one should be stressed out over finding a place to play baseball.
He says, “They deserve to play.”
He's talking about the Challenger Little League's struggle to find a home field.
Now, he's offering a hand to the league's President, Oscar Cantu.
Oscar took a tour and couldn't believe his eyes. He says this type of set-up is like a dream come true.
Cantu says, “This is what we've been trying to get. “
Wider gates, ramps, and more-- He says, “This is a nice, real nice place. It's all concrete. It's just great for the kids and easy to maneuver. “
It’s easy for parents too! A stable schedule is part of the deal. No more driving around to different fields hoping to play ball.
Christy says, “Monday nights it will be their fields. No question. It's not going to be a permanent fix for them, but hopefully people will realize that they need some help.”
Cantu says, “ That's what we need. Something we could call our own.”
Again, the goal is to find their own home but Cantu says the fields of Newton Park would certainly be a happy means to a happy ending.
Cantu plans to meet with the league's administrator in the next few days to discuss this proposal. He's hoping he'll get the thumbs up to get these kids on a normal schedule.