Middletown’s “Field of Dreams” gets a fresh start amid new season

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) — A field specifically designed for kids with disabilities to play baseball is getting a fresh start.

The 2016 season for the Dream Catcher Field in Middletown got started on Saturday.

The athletes got their very own parade worthy of the big leagues. Rosie Red also made an appearance at the event.

After more than a decade in operation, the field is under new management.

Dream Catcher VSP, Inc. is a non-profit group organized for kids with disabilities to play baseball.

The group took over the field after off-the-field issues last year caused problems.

Organizers said they wanted to make sure this year, the focus stayed on kids enjoying America’s pastime.

“As I was rounding the bend up here I started to cry,” said Chad Faulkner, Vice President of Dream Catcher VSP, Inc., about Saturday’s big event. “It’s great. We’re glad we took this over and we’re going to make Middletown proud of us.”

During the off season, the group made repairs to the field and concession stand.

Organizers said they are encouraging families and kids with disabilities to join them this summer.

More information can be found at the Dream Catchers Facebook page.

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