WHO: Gordon Hartman, founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, which underwrites projects beneficial to the special-needs community; Sandy Morander, YMCA of Greater San Antonio president and CEO; young YMCA baseball players with and without disabilities.
WHAT: First baseball game at Inclusion Field, the YMCA’s first fully-accessible sports facility in Greater San Antonio. The game also will launch the new Inclusive Sports Program between the Y and new Morgan’s Wonderland Sports complex for athletes with and without special needs. Inclusion Field was made possible through financial support from The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation.
WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.
WHERE: Mays Family YMCA at Stone Oak, 21654 Blanco Road (2.5 miles north of Loop 1604).
WHY: To mark the beginning of the Inclusive Sports Program. Long-term plans call for inclusive teams from Morgan’s Wonderland Sports to play in YMCA sports leagues.
ETC.: Inclusion Field, which can host both baseball and softball games, features an accessible synthetic turf infield, a natural grass outfield, a movable pitcher’s mound to accommodate various age groups and three different lengths of base paths, also for different age groups.
For over 143 years, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio has worked to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With their doors open to all, the Y ensures that everyone has the chance to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of age, income, ability, ethnicity or faith. For more information, visit www.ymcasatx.org.
New, non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland Sports, a 3-acre, ultra-accessible™ complex located at 5025 David Edwards Drive near unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park, enables athletes young and older to participate in multiple sports. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderlandSports.com.