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Moncks Corner residents are supporting the town's initiative to bring a Miracle League Field to the Regional Recreation Complex.
Freedom Church, located at 1425 Cypress Gardens Road, has donated $4,000 to support the completion of the first Miracle League in Berkeley County. The specially designed baseball field will provide opportunities for children of all children to play regardless of their abilities.
Mayor Michael Lockliear said there are over 4,400 special needs students in the Berkeley County School District who currently have to leave the county to play an organized sport.
"That is why this has been an important goal of mine for so long and why it's great to see people in our community coming together to make it happen," Lockliear said. Thank you Freedom Church for opening up your hearts and being the first to step up for this worthy cause. You can't even imagine how far your donation is going to go," Lockliear said.
Shawn Wood, pastor of Freedom Church, said when the church started in 2011, it wanted to be a church "marked by our generosity."
"Over the past seven years, we have strived to faithfully serve our community in tangible ways," Wood said. "Today, we are honored to be able to once again partner with the Town of Moncks Corner by making our first investment into the Miracle League Field. This field will bring our community closer together and we're looking forward to the impact it will make on Berkeley County and in the lives of those with special needs."
The design of the project is currently underway. Following design, the Town will move forward with construction, estimated at $1.2 million. The Miracle League field itself is Phase 1 of the project. Phase 2 is an all-inclusive playground estimated at $730,000.
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