Uncle Bill’s Miracle Field set to open Saturday

Uncle Bill's Miracle Field is set to open Saturday at noon. (Photo courtesy Facebook/The Miracle League of Central Illinois.)
Uncle Bill’s Miracle Field is set to open Saturday at noon. (Photo courtesy Facebook/The Miracle League of Central Illinois.)

By Joe Ragusa

NORMAL – The Miracle League of Central Illinois will soon have a field of its own to play on.

Uncle Bill’s Miracle Field is named after the league’s founder, Bill Wright, who died in 2012. Its suited for those with developmental issues or people who use walkers and wheelchairs to get around.

Mike Wright, CEO of the Miracle League of Central Illinois, told WJBC’s Dan Swaney the opening is a long time coming.

“Six years ago, I would’ve never thought it would happen,” Wright said. “Just to see everything come together: The people coming together, the money coming at the right times, I think it was destined to become a success from day one.”

The field was built entirely with private funds. It opens at noon Saturday, behind the CornCrib at 1000 W. Raab Road in Normal.

Joe Ragusa can be reached at joe.ragusa@cumulus.com.

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