CAM, Miracle League team up for inclusive children’s art event

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The Miracle League field in Ogden, which is usually open to baseball players of all abilities, will be the site of Cameron Arts Museum's next Kids @ CAM event. Courtesy photo.
The Miracle League field in Ogden, which is usually open to baseball players of all abilities, will be the site of Cameron Arts Museum’s next Kids @ CAM event. Courtesy photo.

The Miracle League of Wilmington will open up its Ogden sports field next weekend to budding artists of all abilities.

The crack of the bat and the cheers of the crowd will be replaced the sounds of brush strokes and live music on Saturday, Sept. 12, as Cameron Art Museum stages its next installment of its ongoing Kids @ CAM series.

The museum has partnered with the Miracle League in an effort to create an inclusive event that gives all children an opportunity to participate.

The Miracle League of Wilmington, which launched its first season in 2013, offers adults and children with disabilities an opportunity to play on its handicap accessible baseball field and adjacent playground. Players play on an Americans with Disabilities Act-approved synthetic rubber turf field for players using wheelchairs and walkers, and for who have visual impairments.

“Miracle Field Director Jennifer Bell and I discussed the idea of combining our groups for an active and fun day that would serve as an all-access, integrative event,” said Georgia Mastroieni, CAM’s director of youth and family education. “We thought it would be great for everyone to have the chance to have a physical activity and an art activity together.”

The free event encourages all children to play and make art together from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids @ CAM will include games and live entertainment from the Broccoli Brothers Circus.