Watch CBS2’s Meg Baker report on Toms River Field of Dreams!
Asbury Park Press wrote an article on our fundraiser at the Lakewood BlueClaws game on Monday evening. Watch their video below including Gavin’s ceremonial first pitch.
What is the Toms River Field of Dreams
A place where our SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDERN can enjoy typical childhood experiences:
- Playing Baseball
- Miniature Golf
- Fully Handicapped accessible playground
To Purchase Tickets:
$20 Ticket – General Admission and TRFOD T-Shirt (Kids 12 and under EAT FREE – Hot Dog, Chips, Drink)
$75 Ticket – Luxury Box Seat, Free Food, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, TRFOD T-Shirt
(Limited to 70 Luxury Seats, Group purchase of 20-24 must purchase together to ensure their own luxury box)
- Tickets and T-shirts will be available on May 22nd at 6PM at Main Gate
- Donations will be accepted. Additional T-shire Only Purchase is available.
THIS EVENT WAS A BIG SUCCESS.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TRFOD FACEBOOK PAGE
Bob’s Bagel Cafe is holding a weekend-long fundraiser for dad’s dream to build a baseball-mini golf-playground for special needs kids.
TOMS RIVER, NJ — A father of a special-needs child is spearheading a campaign to build a recreation complex for special-needs kids in Toms River is getting an assist from a local bagel shop.
Bob’s Bagel Cafe in Toms River is holding a weekend-long fundraiser for the Toms River Field of Dreams, the proposal being led by Christian Kane, a Toms River man whose young son was severely injured in a car accident in 2012.
In a video posted to YouTube, Kane said he seeking help from anyone and everyone, from financial assistance to hands-on labor for the construction. The project would be built at Silver Bay Elementary School, in conjunction with the Toms River Regional School District, which produced the video for the project.
The hope, Kane said, is to convert existing facilities at Silver Bay to a facility that offers special needs children a unique experience, with baseball as its centerpiece.
“Imagine watching your son or daughter, who physically can’t be mobile in a wheelchair on dirt, be able to play a two-inning baseball game?” Kane said in the video. From baseball, the children could go and play on a playground that’s accessible to children who use wheelchairs, with swings and other apparatus. The facility would include a snack area and a miniature golf course, “so what might start as a couple of hours can be hours of fun for a family,” Kane said.
Because something wonderful has happened in the two weeks since Stephen Edelson’s column in the Asbury Park Press helped highlight Christian Kane’s efforts to raise $1.2 million to build a playground like no other in the area via fundraisers, donations of goods and services and simply passing the hat. There has been an overwhelming swell of support from the community, including friends, colleagues and complete strangers. Read More Here…