On Saturday, June 12, Borgata team members and other volunteers will help assist The South Jersey Field of Dreams’ Special Athletes in any way necessary while participating in the end-of-season finale baseball game. Since each athlete is unique, the superstar team of volunteers have to adjust and adapt their coaching techniques to
make sure that everyone has fun.
For many with physical or mental disabilities, participating in America’s Greatest Pastime, baseball, can be a challenge. Thanks to The South Jersey Field of Dreams, that challenge can be easily overcome.
The South Jersey Field of Dreams is a place where physically and mentally disabled children and adults can play and participate in baseball. The city of Absecon generously donated a new baseball field at their Dr. Jonathan Pitney Recreation Park for the organization’s use. With the support of a number of individuals, Field of Dreams has worked hard to turn the Absecon field into a place where any child or adult, regardless of their physical abilities, can play ball. Generous contributors to the organization have seen the Absecon venue grow to include an electric scoreboard, a concession stand serving up free snacks, picnic area, handicap accessible playground and miniature golf course and a team store complete with Field of Dream branded swag.