Scarnati Announces State Grant for DuBois Miracle Field

(HARRISBURG) – A $1.25 million state grant has been awarded for DuBois Miracle Field in the City of DuBois in Clearfield County, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). 

The State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) awarded $1.25 million dollars for the project, which will be put toward updates and additions to the current Showers Field Baseball Complex to make it a state-of-the-art athletic complex.

“This $1.25 million grant is a very exciting development, which will provide substantial support for the Showers Field Baseball Complex,” Senator Scarnati said.  “The funding will help create an outstanding space for handicapped youth, students, athletes and local residents to come together.  I commend our local elected officials and community leaders for their collaboration and strong support of this endeavor.”

Scarnati, who was instrumental in securing this funding, explained that a large portion of the project will consist of the addition of a Miracle Baseball Field for use by handicapped youth.  The project will also include resurfacing of the current Showers Field, replacing the grandstand, adding new bleachers, new restrooms and new concession areas.  In addition, all utilities, parking and signage will be updated for the entire complex.

City of DuBois Manager John (Herm) Suplizio has overseen the development of this project from the beginning.

“Today’s announcement of this $1.25 million grant for the Showers Field Baseball Complex is great news,” Suplizio said.  “Our community has been making a serious effort to have this plan completed and I am grateful to Senator Scarnati for his dedication to this project.  The updated facility will serve a broad network of students, athletes, residents and community organizations.”

Scarnati noted that RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

“In rural Pennsylvania, just as in larger Pennsylvania cities, we deserve to have updated facilities for all of our residents to be able to utilize,” Scarnati stated.  “I am confident that this state grant will be a great investment in our region and will help the facility to better serve the needs of our local community for years to come.”

For more information regarding the RACP program, please visit: http://www.budget.pa.gov/Programs/RACP.

CONTACT:  Kate Eckhart keckhart@pasen.gov 717-787-7084