Miracle League of Ottawa up for $100K prize

The Miracle League of Ottawa has been named one of the 10 finalists in the Kraft Celebration Tour, a partnership between Kraft and TSN that helps Canadians build better places to play.

That means the Miracle League of Ottawa, which is working to build the first ever baseball diamond and playground for children with disabilities in Canada has the chance to win $100,000.

"What's really cool about it is when kids with walkers or wheelchairs play on a regular field, they get caught on the bases or the grass or the gravel, but this one will have a rubberized surface," said Rosemary Thompson, who is on the board of the Miracle League of Ottawa.

"It'll be soft, so if they fall there's no problem and it'll have wired dug-outs so they can get in and out."

Thompson said the playground would also have special equipment, including wired access ramps.

The diamond and playground will be built on Navan Road at the Notre-Dame des Champs park. The City of Ottawa has committed up to $500,000 for the project, with the goal being $1-million.

You can vote online for the Miracle League of Ottawa from 9 a.m. July 21st until the 11:59 p.m. on the 22nd.

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