A Special Baseball Diamond, Paying It Forward

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A Special Ball Diamond, Paying It Forward

The Minot Daily News

I just wanted to share with you briefly about a special project underway in Minot ND to help the physically disadvantage enjoy the sport of Baseball. The "Dream Catchers" have sponsored baseball for the physically disadvantaged in Minot for some time but now they are fundraising for their own, handicap friendly field. They have been using the public field in South Minot but it isn't always so friendly. The picture above shows the special field that was installed in Fargo ND (300 miles away) for the same purpose.

The project is being spear headed by Harvey Herslip of Minot. The Dream Catchers were founded by Michelle Bliven. If you are a huge fan of Extreme Home Make-Over you may remember that they built a house for the Bliven Family. Michelle has been big in the Pay-It Forward department.

The cost of the project is estimated to be $240,000. Donations can be made to the Minot Park Board Foundation for the Dream Catchers Field or by contacting Harvey Herslip at 701-833-2503.

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Terrie Leighton
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The Dream Catchers sounds like they are doing wonderful work for the disabled! I hope they will be able to raise all the money needed to build this Special Baseball Diamond.

April 19, 2011 04:44 PM
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Sandy Acevedo
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This is very inspirational. Thanks for letting us know about the great work that is being done in Minot.

April 19, 2011 05:17 PM
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Kristine Ginsberg
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"Dream Catchers" is an awesome project and so inspiring- just goes to show you that there are really good things being done for such a worthy cause like helping the disabled! thanks for sharing this Bob! 

April 19, 2011 06:45 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Terrie, I'm not all that familial with the group but what could be better then helping disadvantaged children?

Sandi, It is inspirational isn't it, I had not really thought about it but then again it did inspire me to want to share it. I also help it inspires other communities to do the same.

Kristine, you are welcome. It is so easy for us to focus on all the bad things going on being that is what the National news seems to focus on. It's nice to know good things are also happening and generosity of time and money is still the American way.

April 19, 2011 09:49 PM
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Laura Sargent
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So great of you to post and hopefully help this great cause!  Who doesn't love baseball!

April 19, 2011 10:14 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Laura, it is Americas past time. It's great to see these kids get to play ball when they may have only had hopes of doing so in their dreams

April 19, 2011 10:19 PM
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Elizabeth Byrne
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Bob, this is a wonderful way to involve disadvantaged kids. Your community is truly a great place to live because of caring people who organized this event, and made it possible for the kids to have fun. My kids would say: "Go Dream Catchers!"

April 20, 2011 06:53 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Elizabeth, there is an amazing amount of charity shown in our community and it truly makes this a good place to live despite our harsh climate.

April 20, 2011 07:08 AM
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Denise Roberts
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Bob - That is AWESOME!!!  I admire all the folks who are responsible for making this possible for the kids in your area! 

April 20, 2011 02:31 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Denise, as you say it is awesome. People don't need to send money over seas to do a good work. There are so many worthy causes right in our own back yards if we take time to look for those opportunities.

April 20, 2011 08:58 PM
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Maggie McFarland
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Bob - What a GREAT group!! There is something similar here in my area. I love that there are people who are willing to take the time out to make these children feel included & special!

April 20, 2011 10:02 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Hi Maggie, I can't help but think that anyone of us could have had a special needs child and how wonderful it would feel to have others care so much. Thank God for the youth that help their less fortunate peers be part of things we often take for granted.

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