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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The proposed Miracle League Park in Jonesboro is closer to becoming a reality, thanks to contributions and commitments from local businesses.

Mayor Harold Perrin told Region 8 News that they have already raised roughly half of the $2.1 million needed to create the park.

Mayor Perrin said that they have raised $474,000 of in-kind contributions and $17,000 through t-shirt and wrist band sales. Mayor Perrin said a local business has also committed to buying the $250,000 worth of playground equipment that will be at the park.

Mayor Perrin said they've accomplished raising this money in just 4-6 months and have had businesses all over Northeast Arkansas commit to donating time and materials to get the park built.

Miracle League is a national organization with over 250 sites. The City of Jonesboro became a member of the Miracle League in 2011. This park will be designated for special needs children and adults to safely participate in sports. Information released to Region 8 News states that of the 68,000 citizens living in Jonesboro, at least 10% are living with a disability.

The proposed location for the Miracle League Park is off of South Caraway Road in Jonesboro. The park would be located next to DHS Human Development Center.

Mayor Perrin said they are currently looking for partnership throughout Northeast Arkansas to get the park complete by 2013.

If you're interested in making a donation or would like to become a partner, contact the Mayor's office.

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