On September 13, 2012, the Rotary Clubs of Joplin, in conjunction with the Keller Williams Foundation, broke ground on the Will Norton Miracle Field. The field was a long time vision of the Rotary Clubs and was made possible by donations from Rotary Clubs around the world, the Keller Williams Foundation and numerous personal donations. The field was named for Will Norton, a Joplin high school student who was one of the victims of the May 22, 2011 tornado that devastated Joplin.
The Will Norton Miracle Field is home to the first handicap-accessible playground in Joplin that ALL children can use. The field and playground are located in the Joplin Athletic Complex, just north of Schifferdecker Park.
The Miracle League of Joplin was formed to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities. There are more than 4,000 potential Miracle League players within a 60 mile radius of Joplin and it is our goal to provide an amazing experience for all who want to “PLAY BALL!”