FAQs

How much will the entire project cost?

The entire project – field, concessions, restrooms, pavilion and playground - will cost approximately $2 million.

Will everyone be able to use the field and playground?

The field surfacing can be easily damaged by traditional cleats and therefore will be reserved for challenger baseball teams and partner agencies/programs. The pavilion and playground will be available for the entire community.

When will construction on the field begin?

We hope to break ground on the field in the Fall of 2016 and complete the field so it’s ready for opening day, Summer 2017.

When will construction on the playground begin?

We anticipate construction to begin after the field construction is completed.

Who will maintain the facilities?

The Town of Webster has generously agreed provide resources to maintain the grounds, conduct general maintenance and clean the restrooms, as it does for its other athletic fields, parks and its Recreation Center.

Why are volunteers needed for Challenger Baseball?

Volunteers play a critical role in creating a safe environment. Challenger leagues utilize “buddies” who assist the athletes in the areas of batting, base running and defense, as needed. This relationship is a very rewarding experience for everyone involved: Challenger players enjoy the thrill of participation, and their buddies experience first-hand the challenges these individuals face in their daily lives.

Is there a Challenger team in my town?

Today there are nine Challenger Leagues in the Greater Rochester region, including Fairport, Greece, Honeoye Falls, Penfield, Pittsford, Rush Henrietta, Victor, Webster and the Westside. Each team handles registration separately and plays most games in their own neighborhood.

Who do I contact if I want to help or learn more?

We’d be delighted to talk with you about getting involved. Please contact us by phone or email.

Where is the closest Miracle Field?

The closest Miracle Field is in Grand Island, NY.

Where is the closest boundless playground?

The closest boundless playground is the Wegmans Playground in Onondaga County Park.