Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price is giving back to the community that shaped him as a child.
Price returned home Thursday to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he donated $300,000 for a new ballpark for children with special needs. The new park will be called Miracle Field at McKnight Park, and it’s scheduled to open in spring 2017, according to city manager Rob Lyons.
“One day of a couple of hours of baseball doesn’t raise a lot of eyebrows for myself or a lot of other people, but for these kids it’s something they look forward to every day of the week leading up till Saturday,” Price told The Tennessean. “Just to be a part of that and help put one here in our hometown is very special.”
There will be two fields at the park — Miracle Field and a regular field with synthetic turf. Both fields will be accessible for disabled athletes.
During his return home, Price also received a key to the city.
You can see photos from Price’s day in Murfreesboro below.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@TammyBoclair
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