This past Sunday I had the honor of taking photos for the season opener of League of Dreams, which included a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Abilities Field at Fruitvale Norris park. Congressman Kevin McCarthy and district supervisor Mike Maggard stood alongside League of Dreams founder Tim Terrio of TERRIO Physical Therapy and Fitness and other LoD volunteers to cut the ribbon, celebrating the new field. The field is covered entirely with an all surface material, similar to what is used in most new playgrounds, and will be a much better surface for the patron's wheelchairs and walkers.
Tim Terrio, League of Dreams and all of the sponsors and donors are incredible and what they are doing for these kids, simply giving them the chance to play, is making a big difference in their lives. Also, I walked away with new-found respect for congressman McCarthy, as he was one of the last people standing on the field after the ceremony, shaking hands and giving hugs to all the children and parents.
Once the games began, it was clear that this new field will be thoroughly enjoyed by the children and their families. Smiles were ear to ear.
League of Dreams is a non-profit organization, therefore all donations are tax deductible. The League of Dreams is always looking for sponsors and volunteers.
For more information visit their website at www.ourleagueofdreams.com
All photos from League of Dreams 2012 event are available to view and purchase here.