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1st wheelchair softball field unveiled in KCMO

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 19:33:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Adaptive athletes in Kansas City, Missouri, now have a local place to play wheelchair softball.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation Department, Midwest Adaptive Sports and Kansas City Royals Wheelchair Softball Club held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Road Athletic Complex for the adaptive softball field.

“Not only can we practice, get together and play, but we also can host teams and have tournaments and have people come to Kansas City and watch this great sport,” Ricardo Lucien said. “So we're pretty excited about it.”

The $150,000 field is the first of its kind in the Kansas City area, according to a news release, and was funded through a public/private partnership. The closest adaptive fields had been in Topeka, St. Louis and Omaha.