Miracle League players are paired with a buddy to help them during the game. In the past, Aledo and Weatherford College athletes have taken part in Challenger games and Mercer says both parties have benefitted.
Mercer said he is also planning on developing a park next door to the facility that can be used by those with developmental issues. He admits he would need to go into fundraising mode for that.
“This is a great opportunity for the city and area,” Mercer said. “It’s not only a win for the city, but a win for the kids as well.”
Mercer did not give a date for completion, saying he had to have a site plan developed and field construction could take from four to five months.