Adaptive Ball Field Gets More Kids into the Game

June 11, 2017

Spokane’s first adaptive ball field give kids with disabilities the opportunity to play team sports safely, learn life lessons about teamwork and sportsmanship, and have a blast doing so.

Excerpt: “The biggest issue we have faced over the years is the lack of maintenance on ballfields. The ruts in the local ballfields, caused by lack of upkeep, cause huge issues for kids in wheelchairs or who have gait issues. One child’s wheelchair even got caught and he was thrown head first into a base. We want our kids to be able to play safely, and this spurred our desire for an adaptive ballfield for our kids – to level the playing field, as it were…This new ability field, in conjunction with the Bambino Buddy-Ball program, will allow kids and adults to learn and recreate together with the support of their peers and a playing field that actually works for them.”

Read the full article in the Spokesman-Review.