Therere 145672 people in Sonora recognized as having disabilities; 7% are children, and 8% youth, all who have difficulties carrying out normal daily activities (National Institute of Statistics and Geography 2010). There are few sports facilities in the city/state that have infrastructure including ramps, handrails, and accessible playing fields. In most facilities, activities are aimed at abled children/youth/adults, leaving little/no space for the activities of children with disabilities.
Sporting activities adapted to children with disabilities play a very important role, serving as therapy to develop socio-emotional abilities. With that in mind, we propose to illuminate one field out of seven available, that already is equipped with access ramps, artificial turf, stands, and dugouts, so that children can train and play in our installations in the afternoons and evenings with diminished risk factors.
The greatest impact will be reflected in children with disabilities who will be able to exercise, interact socially, build friendships, benefit from occupational therapy, and more. By simply illuminating a baseball field, we will initially give more that 200 children with different abilities the opportunity to train and play adapted sports.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).