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.