Miracle League Field Now Open!
A regional Miracle League Field is now located behind the Flanders Elementary School in East Lyme, CT, and services families from Southern CT and Rhode Island. This is an extended field which accommodates other sports such as soccer, flag football and lacrosse on the rectangular portion of the field. Future plans (Phases II & III) include an accessible playground and a restroom facility.
Making a Dream a Reality
In 2017, the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department joined forces with the Miracle League of CT to develop a Miracle League field on the school grounds of the Flanders Elementary School for children with disabilities from across the region. Fundraising began in November of 2017 to raise $550,000 necessary to complete construction of the field, which is the first of three phases.
In December 2019, through capital campaigns, various fundraisers and the dedication of a great group of volunteers, the organization had enough funds to move forward with making the field a reality. The groundbreaking for the field happened in March 2020.
Bringing our community together with the spirit of play!
**Phase 1 Complete!**
A Celebration of Miracles
Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On Sunday, September 13, 2020 a small group celebrated the soft opening of The Miracle League of Southeastern field, located in East Lyme. A bigger grand opening ceremony will be planned, but we wanted to recognize our Grand Slam Sponsors!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank not only our Grand Slam Sponsors, but also everyone in all the communities of Southeastern CT, for making this dream a reality!!
Thank you all and we can’t wait to have a big, amazing celebration in the future!
Grand Slam Sponsors donated $25,000 or more to the MLSECT:
- Niantic Rotary Club
- Niantic Main Street
- Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
- Miracle League of CT
- Carl and Sue Putnam
- Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- Kevin’s Kourt
- Mohegan Tribe
Fostering Lasting Relationships
The Miracle League of Southeastern Connecticut will operate independently, but will continue our affiliation with the Miracle League of CT. By fostering this continuous relationship, we will greatly enhance our ability to serve children with disabilities and their families from across the State of CT and neighboring States!