Please support me for participating in the Miracle Field Hitting Derby!
I started going blind at eight years old. Throughout my childhood, I struggled to find team sports where I could be an active and contributing member. When I lost the last of my light perception nearly ten years ago, my world became increasingly restricted and challenging. Despite the love and support surrounding me, I found myself angry and depressed.
Then I met Coach Ron Kampff, founder and President of Websster Challenger Baseball and the Miracle Field. Since that day, my life has exploded with unimaginable opportunities and possibilities . We formed the Rochester Pioneers beep baseball team for people living with vision loss. That grew into our non-profit, the Rochester Area Blind Athletes. I have discovered that, in embracing my disability and facing my fears, I have become part of an incredible community of challenged athletes. I have come to see with 20/20 vision that my disability does not have to limit my dreams and that my life is overflowing with love and joy.
Please consider contributing to the organization that helped resurrect my hope and that of hundreds of other differently-abled kids in the greater Rochester area.
Visitor Tour of our Barrier Free Playground
About Challenger Miracle Field
Imagine a place where we focus on what makes us alike, not what makes us different. A place where joy and laughter fill the air; where kids and adults play together; where everyone belongs. That place is Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester.
What started as a simple idea – giving kids and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play America’s favorite pastime together – has grown into a dream. A dream of building a field and play space like no other in our community.
Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester provides people with developmental, physical or intellectual disabilities a barrier-free, safe, accessible place to experience the health benefits and joy of play through baseball, other team sports, and adaptive recreational equipment.