Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Swinging and Kicking in to Spring at Horizon Field

This year the Mulligan Madness golf scramble, which raises money each year for the Sports Management Majors Club and a local charity, elected the Acworth Special Needs Field as their chosen charity.
Horizon field is a part of the Acworth Sports Complex, a 42 acre complex located on South Main Street in Acworth. Horizon Field makes it possible for children from the ages of 5 to 21, with physical or mental disabilities, to participate in sports.
A special turf field provides safety to the children, as well as increasing the ease for children in wheelchairs, or children who have physical disabilities. Each Spring they offer a baseball and kickball league. Each child has a buddy to help assist them during the games.
Katie Frykman, a member of the Sports Management Majors Club, recently volunteered as a buddy at Horizon Field.
 “I was a buddy to a kid named Adam. He had some sort of mental disability. We went up to the plate, and I stood with him as he hit the ball, and I made sure he knew where to go. When we were in the outfield I showed him what he needed to be doing, and when we sat in the dugout we got a chance to talk and hang out. It was really a cool experience,” said Frykman.
            This Sunday, April 30, Horizon Field will hold its next baseball game at 9 a.m. when the Dodgers play the White Sox.

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