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New field takes shape

| Saturday, April 21, 2012

I want to thank the Daily Courier and reporter Mark Hofmann on behalf of the Miracle League of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands for supporting our 5-K conducted on March 31, which Mr. Hofmann was kind enough to attend.

Our 5-K was a fantastic success with more than 357 participants, dozens of children at our activities center and a final profit of more than $6,000 to go to the league's fundraising efforts to construct a new field in Fayette County.

Our field will be safe for all of our players. It will feature handicap-accessible restrooms and a flat, rubberized playing surface.

I also wanted to let you know that Uniontown has just received a $25,000 Capital Project Grant from the Laurel Highlands Visitor's Bureau to put toward development of the Miracle League. Currently, the plan is to design and to construct the field as part of Uniontown's Bailey Park redevelopment.

Our previous and future fundraising money will go toward this project.

The award will be given at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday at the State Theatre in Uniontown.

Joshua Scully

Dunbar

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