For the second winter in a row, I had the privilege of donating my photography services to the 2016 Miracle Field Winter Softball Tournament sponsored by the Monroe County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The annual tournament raises funds which will be used to build Miracle Field. Although I played a small role, I was proud to have been part of this dedicated team of volunteers.
The motto of this wonderful event is, "Team Work Makes The Dream Work!"
Miracle Field will provide all people with developmental and/or physical challenges in the Rochester, NY area, the opportunity to participate in baseball, soccer, and other team sports in a safe, and enjoyable environment. The winter softball tournament is one of many fundraisers which will help realize this dream. The field will feature a versatile, completely flat, cushioned synthetic surface. Designed primarily as a baseball field, it will also have a removable outfield fence to accommodate larger field sports such as soccer and flag football. It will provide a safe surface for wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and assistive devices.
Although temperatures were in the thirties on the snow-covered ball diamonds, hearts were warmed by the countless expressions of love and support for the many athletes for which Miracle Field will serve. I was reminded as I looked through my camera at the many smiling faces, that the world is full of goodness and that sports can be a true gift.