Mission & History
In an effort to provide sports and recreation for the growing population of people living with disability in Southeastern North Carolina, Accessible Coastal Carolina Events Sports and Services, Inc. (ACCESS of Wilmington), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created in 2008 for the purpose of raising funds to construct The Miracle Field and Playground at Olsen Park in Wilmington, NC.
Since the facility was built in 2013, hundreds of children and adults with disabilities have played on the 33,000 square foot rubberized BRAX Stadium PPD Miracle Field, and a countless number of families have visited the Kiwanis Miracle Playground, the largest wheelchair accessible playground in North Carolina.
Throughout the past few years, ACCESS of Wilmington, Inc. has grown to provide multiple programs to change the health of those living with disabilities including The Miracle League of Wilmington, G.A.M.E.S. exercise, Project SOAR, and Hotwheels Hockey.
Miracle League Baseball is held throughout the Fall, Spring and Summer Seasons for hundreds of children and adults with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities aging from 4 years old to 64 years old.
G.A.M.E.S. Exercise program is held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM – 11 AM at The Miracle Field for adults with disabilities.
Project SOAR and Adaptive Sports : ACCESS of Wilmington strives to offer multiple competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities for children, youth, adults, and veterans living with disability in Southeastern North Carolina.
The Mission of ACCESS of Wilmington is to develop recreational programs and partnerships throughout Southeastern North Carolina to facilitate inclusive activities for individuals with disabilities and their families; thus, positively impacting their health, wellness, and quality of life.