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Field of Dreams Players Get Special Drive-Through Treat

By Gerri Miller

Photos By Bob Ealum

YMCA’s Field of Dreams baseball and soccer players got a special treat Saturday. It was Popsicle Day at the field and a steady stream of cars drove through while players picked out their favorite flavor and color.

Field of Dreams and Ability Sports Coordinator June Weedon Dorough said she wanted to do something special to keep the players in touch with the field and let them know that they will be able to play ball as soon as Gov. Kay Ivey allows them to play.

“They do not understand at all and for most playing baseball, it is their only extracurricular activity,” Dorough said. “Since the quarantine I have tried to get something to them once a month.”

Last month there was a drive-through line for players to pick up their baseball t-shirts and an Easter goody bag.

She said there were probably 30 players who came through the line on Saturday. “I am praying that the Governor will allow them to play soon,” she said. “They all love being on the field.”

She said there are 117 players for baseball and 46 for soccer. The league serves children and adults who have physical or mental challenges that may cause them to be excluded from traditional baseball leagues.