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Vestavia Hills students donate $45,000 to Miracle League Field project

VHHS Miracle League Field donation

December 3, 2018 -- Students at Vestavia Hills High School donated $45,000 to support a parks and recreation project for individuals with disabilities.

In an assembly today, students presented a check to the Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Foundation for the Miracle League Field project.

A Miracle League Field is a specially-built baseball diamond accessible to individuals with disabilities. When construction is completed at the new Wald Park, it will be the first field of its kind in Vestavia Hills.

Hundreds of VHHS students participated in fundraising this fall through activities like BBQ the Bucs, the annual faculty-student basketball game, and numerous homecoming week activities, according to SGA president Julia Stewart.

Stewart, a senior at VHHS, said after the assembly she was proud to see nearly unanimous participation by the 2,000-plus student body.

“This project really struck a chord with our students, and they understood that this is something bigger than themselves that will have an impact for generations,” Stewart said.

Parks and Recreation Foundation president Susan Compton said the school’s support made a statement to the city.

“In Vestavia Hills, we love our kids with special needs, and we love our sports. We want every child to have the opportunity to play and have fun, regardless of their ability. This is a great start to our campaign,” Compton said.

Residents who are interested in learning more about the Miracle League Field project or making a donation may visit the Parks and Recreation Foundation website, www.vhprf.org.