Last month, students from Foxbank Elementary School dashed through a rainbow of colors, screaming in delight as their faces were painted with bright hues.
Their color run wasn’t merely an end of school festivity; it was a fundraiser for Berkeley County’s first Miracle League Field, a specially-designed baseball field that provides opportunities for all children to play, regardless of their abilities.
On June 18, a group of Foxbank Elementary students proudly presented a check for $9,000 to the Moncks Corner Town Council to cover costs associated with the league.
Mayor Michael Lockliear expressed his appreciation and marveled at the way in which the donation and project has united the town.
“That is a great group to represent the town of Moncks Corner,” he said. “That is awesome — to see that and watch a community come together and make this project happen; it’s very exciting.”
According to Cindy Bise, assistant principal at Foxbank Elementary, the school’s special education teachers requested to spearhead a fundraising event to benefit the league’s fund. The school has three special education classes and two additional resource classes.
“They just wanted to do something to help,” Bise said.
In conjunction with the color run fundraiser, the school also created activities and lessons centered on awareness for students with special needs.
“Those activities helped (children) realize how a special playground would help a student with special needs,” Bise said.
Moncks Corner’s Regional Recreation Complex will house the county’s first Miracle League Field. The project is estimated to cost $1.2 million. Additionally, an all-inclusive playground is planned for the site for a price tag of $730,000.