We are excited to unveil our newest addition to the Kelley Cares Miracle Field this Saturday! The mural was inspired by the Courage Wall, a project launched last year by Alexandria resident and business owner Nancy Belmont. Artist Matt Corrado created a vibrant design with the words, "Courage to Live BIG."
The colorful, larger-than-life art will face the Kelley Cares Miracle Field. The Theme of the wall - the Courage to Live Big - particularly applies to the special needs players in the Miracle League Program. Every day, they show the courage to face life's challenges and keep moving forward.
The project will be the city's first long-standing interactive mural, with chalkboard space for participants in the City of Alexandria Therapeutic Recreation Program to write and draw, adding their contributions in colorful chalk. The Therapeutic Recreation youth and adults inspired the portion of the mural reading "Time to Play!" A cluster of hand prints from participants in the program illustrates the power of diversity in building unity.
The project will be unveiled on Saturday, April 23 at 12:30PM, just before the season's first Miracle League baseball game. The unveiling will be a family-friendly celebration of courage, featuring a performance by the Rainbow Rock Band, a mindfulness moment by the Mindful Junkie, Gina Rollo White, reflections on courage by Therapeutic Recreation participants and a cookout featuring Southblock juices. The public is encouraged to attend the unveiling and stay for the game.