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A catch a day: The quest to raise $100,000

Kevin Negaard (right) plays catch at the Miracle League of Sioux City complex.
Kevin Negaard (right) plays catch at the Miracle League of Sioux City complex.(KTIV)
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 4:35 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Starting January 18th, Kevin Negaard plans to play catch once per day, for an entire year.

It’s 365 days to raise $100,000 -- all for the Miracle League of Sioux City.

“(I want) to share the word with people about the Miracle League hopefully all over the world. And so yeah, we’ll be getting here on January 18th and for 365 days I’ll play catch with somebody for the next year,” said Kevin Negaard.

Negaard’s journey is inspired by the book, “A Year of Playing Catch,” which chronicles Ethan Bryan’s project of throwing the ball around at least once a day for a year. The Miracle League of Sioux City complex is already the largest in the country.

But Negaard hopes the $100,000 would be used for administrative expenses and to start an endowment.

“But we really need more people probably paid people that can go out and share the story of the miracle league so that we can get more individuals out here, not just individuals with disabilities. Again, this was designed for people with disabilities, but it opens up to the entire public and we want more people out here in general,” he said.

Miracle Leaguer Dewey Moman took to the field today to catch with Negaard, but the complex isn’t only for the disabled. Negaard says in the warmer months, softball and little league baseball will be played at the complex’s two turf fields.

To donate to the project, visit www.wannahaveacatch.org.

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