A couple of weeks ago, my in-laws asked if I had stopped by to see the Dubuque Miracle League Complex.

At first I was confused. Which one was that?

Once they said the old Vet's Park, I immediately knew what they were referring to. I hadn't been there in a long time, but after they told me about how cool the updated property was, I was eager to stop by. The address is 2790 Miracle League Drive, right off of Kane Street by Wahlert High School.

The Dubuque Miracle League Complex began with a simple idea, to provide children and adults of all abilities the chance to play baseball. The Miracle League of Dubuque serves all communities in the Dubuque, Iowa area. Individuals with mental or physical disabilities are able to play baseball and use fully accessible playground equipment.

Dubuque Miracle League Complex
Dubuque Miracle League Complex

Next Tuesday (8/10), the complex will be hosting their field dedication. Mandy told me that they intended to do this sooner, but the pandemic delayed the event.

Starting at 10am, the dedication will include an appearance by Mayor Roy Buol. Two of the Miracle League kids, Camdyn and Logan, will also speak to share their thoughts on the field. There will also be a special exhibition game against the kid White Sox taking on the kid Yankees.

Mandy mentioned Fox Sports got involved in the event and donated some special jerseys for each of the kids participating, too.

Jerseys for the game
Jerseys for the game.

Some of the local high school baseball teams are sending team members over so each kid playing in the exhibition game has a buddy for the game, too.

Voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Gary Dolphin, will be the special MC for the game.

If you get a chance, stop over and support the event. If you can't make it, do yourself a favor and at least stop up and see what an impressive park it's become!

If you'd like to learn more, or find ways you can help, visit the Dubuque Miracle League Complex FACEBOOK PAGE or WEBSITE.

Thanks again to Mandy for stopping in to tell us about it.

~Chris Farber

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