Adaptive sports program finds home base in Warwick

Beautiful People partners with the Town of Warwick for development and use of accessible ball park for children with special needs


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  • Beautiful People, the Warwick based non-profit provider of sports programs for children and young adults with disabilities, has committed to raising an estimated $300,000 for the development of a fully accessible, safe-surface ball field and one traditional grass t-ball sized field for the benefit of the community, without taxpayer expense, at the former prison site in the Town of Warwick. This provided photos show what such a field would look like.




— Beautiful People, the Warwick based non-profit provider of sports programs for children and young adults with disabilities, announce their agreement with the Town of Warwick to enhance the recreational area of the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility soon to be affirmed as a Town Park.

$300,000 to be raised

Beautiful People has committed to raising an estimated $300,000 needed for the development of a fully accessible, safe-surface ball field and one traditional grass t-ball sized field for the benefit of the community, without taxpayer expense.

The new fields will be located near the new Office and Technology Park.

A full-sized baseball diamond with dugouts already exists at the location, as well as a concession building with accessible restrooms, a large picnic pavilion, and parking lot.

More than 200 players

Beautiful People currently provides baseball, soccer and basketball programs for more than 200 players and their families across Orange County.

The program model is such that each child is paired with a mainstream teen or adult to help as much as is needed to perform skill drills and play a game.

“Children of all ages, whether or not they have a diagnosis of a physical or developmental challenge, just want to be liked and respected, treated fairly, and to be included”, said Beautiful People founder and business owner Peter Ladka.

According to the group's press release, news of this special ball field has already sparked some interesting attention beyond our community.

A prominent sports venue has offered assistance by providing lighting poles and fixtures that may be able to shine on this new town park once fully developed, the group said in its release.

For more information:

Contact Jim Sutton, chairperson of the Beautiful People Sports Park Development Task Force at sportspark@beautiful-people.us

Call the Beautiful People office at 845-986-5944.

Details on the organization at www.beautiful-people.us




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