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State's First Competitive Wheelchair Ball Field Becomes a Reality

Golden Valley-based Courage Center will celebrate the new field with a grand opening on August 9 at Northwoods Park in Brooklyn Park. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

The ’s Rolling Twins wheelchair softball teams finally have a new field to call home. Made especially for people in wheelchairs, the Todd Anderson Field in Brooklyn Park is the first of its kind in Minnesota, mimicking a tennis court with flat surfaces and easy-to-round bases.

The Rolling Twins won a $200,000 grant through the Major League Baseball/Pepsi Refresh Project. That funding made a new field possible. .

"For more than 35 years, Courage Center wheelchair softball athletes dreamed of having a home field," Courage Center representatives said on their website. "The field helps demonstrate the community’s commitment to create opportunities for all."

What to expect at the ribbon cutting ceremony:

  • Home run derby featuring Minnesota Twins’ mascot TC Bear and members of the adult Rolling Twins team
  • Program and ribbon cutting ceremony
  • Jr. Rolling Twins softball demonstration

For more information on the event, click here.

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