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Voting opens for Kraft Celebration Tour - Ottawa group could win $100K

Voting is open for a limited time for the finals of the Kraft Celebration Tour and one local group is up for the $100,000 first prize.

The Miracle League of Ottawa is bidding to build Canada's first fully accessible baseball diamond and playground designed specifically for kids with special needs.

Rolly Desrochers' 11-year-old son Bryce has cerebral palsy and he told CFRA a baseball diamond like this would mean so much to hundreds of kids.

"In our community alone, we have over 4,000 kids that can benefit," he said. "That's not including the surroundings. We have so many communities within an hour's reach of the capital and all those kids - the field is there and it's going to be open to anybody."

The Miracle League has raised just over 700-thousand dollars to date to build the field and playground at Notre Dame des Champs Park on Navan Road.

"Take a few moments of your time and cast your votes on lunch breaks, on 15-minute breaks," Desrochers asked of the public. "I know we're asking a lot of the community right now, but it's 39 hours and 39 hours that just think of the lives that you're going to change."

"It might just be a baseball field to a lot of people, but to these kids with special needs, it's the world and we really need our surroundings and abroad, the entire province of Ontario to get behind this and vote, and vote as often as they can," he said.

You can vote for the Miracle League of Ottawa as many times as you like until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. by heading to kraftcelebrationtour.ca.

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