Project 7 1/2, an initiative started by Wicomico County Recreation and Parks, received private funds to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball.
Almost three years ago, Wicomico County Recreation and Parks led an initiative called Project 7 1/2, which is meant for individuals with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. The initiative includes Field 7 1/2, the Donnie Williams Inclusive Playground, and various sensory pods stationed within the county. This past weekend marked the second opening season of the initiative and was celebrated with support from private industry.
According to the press release:
Acting Wicomico County Executive John Psota praised the companies that came together to benefit this project.
“It is such a delight to see the Challenger players out on Field 7 1/2, enjoying the game of baseball,” Psota said. “Thank you to Brian Lewis for your work on this project and for choosing Project 7 ½ as the recipient of this donation. I would also like to thank Mountaire Farms, Cunningham Recreation and GameTime for your generous support of this initiative.”
Field 7 1/2 is the primary field for Wicomico’s Little League Challenger Division. It was specially designed for players with physical or mental disabilities. Cunningham Recreation, GameTime, and East Coast Recreation Services, LLC each donated $1000 to Project 7 1/2 back in February. As part of the donation East Coast Recreation Services, LLC installed the bleachers, dugouts, and shade canopies for the field and designed and constructed the inclusive playground and sensory pods.