LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson said she fully supports funding for the first fully accessible baseball field in Genesee County. The field is one of 95 recreational development projects recommended by the Natural Resources Trust Fund board for 2022.
“This project would allow the Miracle League of Greater Flint to provide accessible recreation opportunities in a safe environment to thousands of children with disabilities throughout our area,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “The mission of the Miracle League is so worthy, and I am excited that this special field is closer to becoming a reality.”
The NRTF board recently recommended $45.6 million from the trust fund be used in 2022 to support 22 land acquisitions and 95 recreational development projects.
Included in the recommendations is a $256,400 grant to build the Miracle League field at the Mundy Miracle Commons on Hill Road in Mundy Township. The field is part of a partnership with the Miracle League of Greater Flint, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for physical activity for children of all abilities.
More information about the proposed field is available at miracleleagueflint.org.
The NRTF is supported by interest earnings from the development of state-owned mineral rights. The fund’s dollars are constitutionally restricted to recreation improvements and land acquisitions.
The next step is for the recommendations to be approved through the legislative appropriations process.