Fort Wayne, IN – Cheering on the TinCaps at today’s 12:05 p.m. game will be 676 individuals with disabilities and 253 personal assistants/family members who are accompanying them. The AWS Foundation is hosting this annual event, which for many, is the only opportunity they have to see a TinCaps game.
“Parkview Field is accessible to people of all abilities, making it an ideal venue for individuals with disabilities to enjoy and the TinCaps have been wonderful to work with to identify the best seating arrangements and access to services,” said Lynne Gilmore, Executive Director of the AWS Foundation.
Area service providers AWS, Easter Seals ARC, Byron Health Center, Turnstone, Passages and Pathfinders were invited to send their clients and staff. “Often individuals with disabilities lack the necessary resources to make it easy to attend events and participate in the community,” Gilmore said. “This activity supports the Foundation’s focus on supporting programs that benefit people with disabilities.”
Last year several attendees commented they had only seen baseball stadiums on television and were ecstatic to actually be at a stadium. For them, Parkview Field is their field of dreams!