Parks & Recreation
The Sunshine League Complex was dedicated in August 2005 and includes a custom-designed field with a cushioned rubberized surface to help prevent injuries, wheelchair accessible shaded dugouts, and a completely flat surface to eliminate any barriers to wheelchair-bound or visually impaired players. Wheelchair accessible restrooms, parking, a concession stand, playground, and picnic pavilion are included in the complex. The complex was constructed at Richard Craig Park in McDonough through a partnership and funding by the Henry County Board of Commissioners, City of McDonough, McDonough Youth Association and SPLOST program.
The league is run through the Henry County Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Division, seeing the numbers grow in the last few years, from 3 teams, to 8 teams, and continuing to focus on the mission statement….”providing all children the chance to play baseball regardless of the limitations. With only 5 Therapeutic staff members, the league could not take place with out “Buddies” and Volunteer Coaches. Sunshine League players are assisted with a “Buddy” player who support where necessary. Buddy players often come from other youth groups that utilize Richard Craig Park, fellow schoolmates, parents, college students and business leaders.
Below you will find the Sunshine League Application.
There are two seasons, one is in the Spring starting in March-running through May. The Fall Season begins, in September, and usually last for 3 games. The games are held on Saturday mornings, with a night game being added to the 2010 season. There is a Sunshine Bowling League that begins in October of each year, and runs through February. Please contact Terry Nash, with questions about the league, and for opportunities to volunteer with us.