Our Story

ACCESS of Wilmington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created in 2008 for the purpose of raising funds to construct the Miracle Field and Playground at Olsen Park in Wilmington, NC. Since 2013, hundreds of children and adults living with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, and other physical, intellectual, and invisible disabilities have utilized the 33,000 square foot rubberized Miracle Field. A countless number of families have visited the Kiwanis Miracle Playground, the largest wheelchair accessible playground in North Carolina. In addition to being physically active, ACCESS participants build confidence, skills, and develop lasting relationships! In 2018, ACCESS of Wilmington is celebrating 5 years of Miracles! In 5 years, ACCESS has grown from serving 45 children and adults through 1 program to over 650 children, adults, older adults, and veterans through 3 programs serving a 7-county area across southeastern North Carolina: MIRACLE LEAGUE BASEBALL: Accessible baseball league filled with joy, dancing, and home runs for children and adults living with disabilities. ACCESS FIT: A year-round fitness and wellness program designed for young adults, adults, and older adults living with disabilities. PROJECT SOAR: A sport program offering archery, cycling, golf, kayaking, SCUBA, and surfing for veterans living with service-connected illness or injury.

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