Maintaining the Rotary Miracle





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Kalispell, Montana

Total Budget: $5,350

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: Rotarians and technicians will repair the custom surface of the Rotary Miracle Field (est. 2009), repaint boundary lines, and upgrade signs to ensure continued safe team sports and tournament participation for hundreds of youth and adults with disabilities

After more than a decade of regular use by hundreds of mostly young and some adult athletes with disabilities, the rubberized asphalt playing surface of the Rotary Miracle Field needs significant repairs, the painted boundary lines for different sports have faded, and Rotary signage is weather-beaten and out of date per current RI logo design.

Maintaining the Miracle (Field) will bring skilled technicians from the manufacturer's headquarters to Kalispell to repair thousands of feet of opened seams and reattach the rubberized asphalt to its base.. Their work visit will be coordinated and overseen by longtime Rotarians whose decades of volunteer service includes founding Kidsports and bringing the dream of building a Miracle Field to the Rotary Club of Kalispell, which, under the leadership of RCK President Nancy Manning raised $275,000 of $325,000 needed to build the Field (the remaining $75,000 was gifted by an anonymous donor).

This project will benefit hundreds of local and out of area athletes (children and adults) and their families and friends who play seasonal sports or participate in Special Olympics and Miracle League tournaments each year.

The Rotary Miracle Field is situated on the Kidsports campus of playing fields, centrally located across State Highway 93 North from Flathead Valley Community College

Project funds will repair seams and re-attach the rubberized asphalt surface to the playing field base; repaint ball field boundary lines; replace worn and outdated Rotary Miracle Field signs to use the current RI logo; conduct a general cleanup of Miracle Field grounds; and host a grand "reopening" celebration with ball games and hot dogs on the grill.

Estimated expenses: $4500 for repair technician travel, accommodations, labor and materials; $250 for materials and labor to repaint playing field boundary lines; $300 for celebration refreshments and awards; $300 for new Rotary Miracle Field signs.

2-5 Rotarians will coordinate with repair team; 5-10 Rotarians will assist with general cleanup of Miracle Field grounds and auxiliary buildings (batting cage, bleachers and benches, restrooms, snack bar); 10 Rotarians will organize and run celebration games, awards, and cookout lunch.

Depending on availability of the technical team, we expect to complete the repairs and upgrades by early fall 2021 and hold our celebration in October 2021.

Project Contact Person

District: 5390

Rotary Club of: Kalispell

Primary Contact: Lucy Smith

Email: l3s1nmt@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Lucy Smith

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Michael Mayott

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Michael Mayott

System Entry: Project signed by Michael Mayott.


by Dick King

System Entry: Project signed by Dick King.


by Lucy Smith

System Entry: Project signed by Lucy Smith.


by Michael Mayott

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Dick King

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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