The official dedication of the Kelley Cares Miracle Field is set for Saturday evening at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center.
The ceremony begins at 5 p.m., followed by a demonstration game with participants in the Miracle Baseball League of Alexandria. City officials and other community members also will play a whiffle ball game during the event.
The field is a rubberized surface baseball diamond enabling people with special needs the opportunity to play outdoor sports in a quality environment, also allowing wheelchairs and walkers to be used safely.
A Wall of Fame has been erected to recognize field donors and a local artist will paint a mural, incorporating features from therapeutic recreation classes, on a nearby building.
The Kelley Cares Miracle Field was created through a public/private partnership. The city contributed $285,000, the Miracle League of Alexandria raised more than $150,000 from the private sector and construction firms donated almost $150,000 in services to the project. Donations ranged from $2 to $40,000.