A new Miracle League ball field coming to Lanierland Park will be named after a lifelong Forsyth County area resident and his wife.
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized Col. Carrol Edge during its meeting on Thursday, according to a press release. The ball field will be known as the Col. Carroll & Judy Edge Field.
Col. Edge has been supporting the Miracle League of Cumming/Forsyth County since it was founded in 2005. He has helped grow the league, as well as provided a warm and welcoming experience for the participants and their families.
“Col. Edge’s deep love for the league participants and his dedication to ensuring each of them has a wonderful experience brings smiles to many in the community,” said District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson in a press statement. “He can be seen opening the gates at 7 a.m. on gamedays and frequently staying until all participants and their families have left the ballpark.”
The Col. Carroll and Judy Edge Miracle League Field will be one of many new amenities coming to Lanierland Park upon the completion of an expansive project that also includes:
- Eight tennis courts
- Four pickleball courts
- Four baseball/softball fields
- All-inclusive playground
- Hard and soft surface trails
- Football/lacrosse fieldhouse
- Additional parking
The Miracle League of Cumming/Forsyth County is a non-profit organization focused on providing a safe and enjoyable team sport experience for kids and adults with disabilities. It is a local chapter of the national organization.
Since it was formed in 2005, the Cumming/Forsyth County league has had over 500 players ranging in ages from four to mid-60’s. In the spring of 2022, the league had a record 141 participants.