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Miracle League of Louisville set to give all kids the chance to play ball

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- What little kid doesn't dream of stepping up to the plate, under lights and in front of a big crowd? 

Maybe it's the movies we see growing up. Maybe it's our parents pushing for us to the learn discipline the sport teaches.

"It teaches them to get along with kids of different ages," Tonisha White said.

One group of kids has been missing out on all of it, but they won't be for much longer.

The Miracle League of Louisville will soon begin building a special baseball complex, which will allow children with physical or developmental disabilities to hit a home run, steal a base or catch a fly ball with a buddy by their side.

"Kids of all abilities are going to be able to go there and play together," said James Breeding with the Miracle League of Louisville. "We're going to have a field that's completely smooth and safe for children."

Every child will get a chance, no matter their limitations.

"It's fully accessible for wheelchairs, walkers and any children with disabilities," Breeding said.

The Miracle League will sit next to the diamonds that already make up Fern Creek Babe Ruth Park. It will also include a splash pad and playground.

It makes the impossible possible for Louisville kids who certainly deserve it. 

"This is an important aspect for quality of life in our community," Breeding said.

Groundbreaking for the Miracle League's field is set for July 2017. Games will start the following spring.

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