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County Executive Leopold Announces Grand Opening of Athletic Facility for People With Disabilities

Celebration will include skills demonstrations

Annapolis, MD (July 14, 2010) - County Executive Leopold today invited the public to join the celebration on July 24 for the grand opening of the Lake Waterford Adaptive Recreation Complex, a facility that features a rubberized multi-purpose field for athletes with disabilities.

"Throughout my career I have worked on behalf of people who strive to overcome physical and developmental disabilities, and this facility will be an excellent opportunity for our special athletes to shine," County Executive Leopold said. "We are excited to officially name the field and get those athletes out there competing and having fun."

The new adaptive recreation athletic field is designed as a baseball field with a multipurpose field overlay, which will be covered with a rubberized, wheelchair-accessible surface. The field will be utilized for the Department of Recreation and Parks adaptive recreation programs and accommodate a variety of activities, including baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and other fun activities and events. The design of the facility also includes a 15’ x 50’ foot covered pavilion, which will serve as an outdoor classroom, dugout, and gathering place for "after the game" parties. ADA parking and pathways will provide a high level of accessibility.

The program begins with media availability at 9 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies, announcement of the field name and unveiling the sign and several skills demonstrations programs that conclude at 11 a.m. The facility is located at 830 Pasadena Road in Pasadena, MD, 21122. For more information or to arrange for accommodations, contact Colleen Joseph at 410-222-7867 voice/via Maryland Relay 711.


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