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A Miracle Field for Rochester…a true miracle

June 27, 2017
It is easy to see Nico Santiago’s strength when he’s hitting baseballs with his dad. It is with this strength that he battles neuromuscular disease. Nico, from Irondequoit, was born with congenital myasthenia gravis, a rare chronic neuromuscular disease that causes weakness throughout his whole body.
http://www.rochesterwomanonline.com/index.php/2017/06/27/a-miracle-field-for-rochester-a-true-miracle/


Miracle Field Fete

April 21, 2017
A celebratory Miracle Field Fete is planned for April 29 at The Arbor Loft in Rochester. Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester Board President Ron Kampff and Challenger Baseball mom and coach Amanda Sparrin discussed the event and progress toward the completion of the Miracle Field in Webster Friday on News 8 at Sunrise.
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/miracle-field-fete/695357978


Winter Softball helps Miracle Field

February 22, 2017
The Monroe County Deputy Sheriff's Association will host the third Winter Softball Tournament on Saturday, March 4 at the Webster Recreation Center to benefit construction of the Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester.
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/winter-softball-helps-miracle-field/661244436


Pittsburgh Pirates prospect, Hilton native hosts baseball clinic

February 19, 2017
A simple goal for one pro baseball player who is back home locally this weekend: To make sure everyone feels like a major leaguer for the day. Hilton native Jon Schwind is playing in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Saturday, he held a clinic for people with disabilities at Salmon Creek Country Club in Ogden.
http://13wham.com/news/local/pro-baseball-player-in-ogden-for-baseball-clinic


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Left to right: Don Barone, Kathy Meyer, Ron Kampff, Lions Immediate Past District Governor Tim Crawford, Marlene Lazzaro, Webster Lions Membership Chair Gary Lazzaro and Webster Lions President Dave Lazzar.

Miracle Field in Webster gets $75K grant

October 19th, 2016
The Lions Club International Foundation announced Wednesday it awarded a $75,000 grant to the Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester.
http://13wham.com/news/local/miracle-field-in-webster-gets-75k-grant

 

 


Groundbreaking set for Miracle Field

August 5th, 2016
A groundbreaking for the Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester will be held this Saturday, April 6 at 12:00 p.m. at Ridge Park in Webster.
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/miracle-field-ready-for-groundbreaking


The miracle of a Webster sports field about to come true

August 5th, 2016
There were times in the past 27 months when Ron Kampff wondered what he had gotten himself into; times when he thought he bit off more than he could chew while trying to raise money to build a state-of-the-art field in Webster to benefit physically and cognitively challenged kids from Monroe County and beyond.
http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=232075


Webster Miracle Field to break ground

August 4th, 2016
A miracle is starting this weekend. A Challenger Miracle Field, to be exact, will be built in Webster, starting with a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday.The project, situated on Ridge Road near Webster Town Hall, has been two years in the making, and will bring a special baseball field to the area that can be used by players with physical and intellectual disabilities.
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/08/04/webster-miracle-field-break-ground/88073308/


Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester

August 4th, 2016
Ahead of the groundbreaking for their new athletic complex on Saturday, Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester shared their mission on how they help children and adults with developmental disabilities.
http://foxrochester.com/news/good-day-rochester/challenger-miracle-field-of-greater-rochester


Adaptive sports field to host groundbreaking ceremony

July 29th, 2016
Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester — home of Challenger baseball and other adaptive team sports — will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at noon Aug. 6 at Ridge Park, 1000 Ridge Road, Webster.
http://www.greecepost.com/news/20160729/adaptive-sports-field-to-host-groundbreaking-ceremony


Meet Challenger baseball’s Nolan Ryan

June 11th, 2016
Dave Lanning enjoyed a lot of success during his many decades as a football and baseball coach at Fairport High School. So much success that his work as an educator and mentor earned him a spot in the Section V football and baseball halls of fame, as well as the Frontier Field Walk of Fame.
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/06/10/meet-challenger-baseballs-nolan-ryan/85544874/


Webster student councils to host Run, Walk and Roll 5K

May 16th, 2016
The Webster Schroeder High School and Webster Thomas High School student councils will host the Run, Walk and Roll 5K to benefit Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester at 9:30 a.m. June 12 at Webster Thomas, 800 Five Mile Line Road.
http://www.websterpost.com/article/20160516/NEWS/160519643


Even Soggy, Garlic Fest is Great

September 12th, 2015
Chances are good that a lot of people looked at the weather forecast for this weekend and decided that they would scrap their plans to attend the Webster Garlic Festival. That would be a mistake.
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/local/communities/blogs/webster/2015/09/12/even-soggy-garlic-fest-is-great/72164042/


Webster Students Host Relay For Handicap-Accessible ‘Miracle Field’

June 27th, 2015
People ran for 12 hours straight Saturday to help raise money to help build a "miracle field" for the developmentally disabled in Webster Ridge Park. Teams of runners made up of Webster Thomas cross country members past and present took part in the one mile relay.
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2015/06/27/relay-for-miracle.html


Challenger Baseball World Series takes over Frontier Field

June 20th, 2015
More than 300 kids from all over the area took over Frontier Field, for the "Challenger Baseball World Series." The game brings children who are physically or mentally challenged together. All the players are between four and eighteen years old, and both girls and boys are allowed to play.
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/news/challenger-baseball-world-series-takes-over-frontier-field


Challenger Miracle Field

June 19th, 2015
Supporters of Challenger Baseball are working to construct a "Miracle Field" in Webster. Ron Kampff, who is helping lead the charge, and wheelchair athlete Joe Slaski discussed the initiative Friday on News 8 at Sunrise.
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/in-depth/challenger-miracle-field


Challenger Baseball is What Sport Should be About

June 19th, 2015
Brendan O’Riordan inherited a love of baseball from his father. So it wasn’t surprising that when he was just knee-high to a Louisville Slugger he became a bat boy for the Fairport Little League team his big brother played on and his dad coached.
http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=215307


Baseball League For Those With Disabilities Hopes To Build Special Field

June 7th, 2015
Baseball is known to many as America’s pastime, but for those in the Webster Challenger League, it’s far more than just a game. “It’s a chance for them to get out and socialize with a lot of kids at once, and a lot of parents and older kids that will accept them for who they are and what they are able to do,” Chaney Roko, one of the mother’s said.
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2015/06/7/webster-challenger-league-miracle-field.html


Fundraiser planned for Webster Miracle Field

October 24th, 2014
Volunteers working to build a specialized sports field in Webster for children who are mobility-impaired will hold their first major fundraiser, a wine tasting, on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/communities/2014/10/24/fundraiser-planned-webster-miracle-field/17829997/


Exciting New Challenger Miracle Field Coming to Webster

October 9th, 2014
An organizing committee of local Webster residents has gathered to build a state-of- the-art baseball/multi-field that is especially designed for children in the Webster and greater Rochester area with special needs. The Webster Town Board was presented an inside look at the field and construction plans at our last board workshop. We are excited to be part of this project coming to Webster. The new field will be built at Ridge Park for children of all ages and for all special needs.
http://www.ci.webster.ny.us/Blog.aspx?IID=167


Challenger Baseball World Series at Frontier Field

June 13th, 2014
The 22nd annual Challenger Baseball World Series will be held Saturday, June 14 at Frontier Field in Rochester. Webster's Challenger Baseball coach Ron Kampff discussed the event Friday on News 8 at Sunrise.
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/in-depth/challenger-baseball-world-series-at-frontier-field


Fairport East Rochester Post

June 11th, 2013
The 21st Annual Challenger Baseball World Series will be conducted on Saturday at Frontier Field. Over 260 players representing squads from Fairport, Greece, Penfield, Pittsford, Westside, Webster, Victor and the Finger Lakes (Geneva) will compete.
http://www.fairport-erpost.com/article/20130611/NEWS/306119910