It is the only stadium in the area that's accessible to all children with special needs. The entire field is turf, making it easier for those in wheelchairs. The dugout will also be accessible for everyone.
This weekend I attended the Josh Reddick Stadium Grand Opening. I'm so grateful to him for giving back to our community and providing the resources for this stadium designed for all kids including those with special needs. Now, all of our youth may experience the joy of baseball. pic.twitter.com/2xorJBoLkx— Buddy Carter (@RepBuddyCarter) July 23, 2018
Thirty years ago, Reddick's father lost fingers and part of his arm in a work-related accident and Reddick said it was difficult at times. That was a factor in him wanting to give back to Effingham County.
The $1 million field has reached its opening. Reddick said it will be a bigger accomplishment to see children's joy while playing than the actual field finishing construction. He followed the opening ceremony closely while in Los Angeles for a series against the Angels.
The first game at the field was played by the Effingham County Navigators. All players wore No. 22 in honor of Reddick.