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Courage to Live Big Mural Unveiling (Photos)

Unveiling of Courage to Live Big Mural in Alexandria, Virginia

Courage to Live Big Mural Provides Inspiration to Miracle League of Alexandria

The Courage to Live Big mural was unveiled on Saturday, April 23 at 12:30PM, just before the season’s first Miracle League baseball game the Nannie J. Lee Rec Center at 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

See photos from the event at this link or this link.

The mural was inspired by the Courage Wall, a project launched last year by Alexandria resident and business owner Nancy Belmont. Artist Matt Corrado created a vibrant design emblazoned with “Courage to Live BIG”. The Theme of the wall – the Courage to Live Big – particularly applies to the special needs players in the Miracle League Program. Every day, they show the courage to face life’s challenges and keep moving forward.

The project is the City of Alexandria’s first long-standing interactive mural with chalkboard space to write and draw in colorful chalk. Participants in the City’s Therapeutic Recreation Program inspired the “Time to Play” section of the mural. A cluster of handprints from the youth and adult participants in the program illustrates the power of diversity in building unity.

The mural is a true community partnership, with funds and brainpower contributed by the City of Alexandria, Kelley Cares Foundation, Miracle League of Alexandria, lululemon Alexandria, #WeLiveBig, Gravitate Solutions and Jen Walker the Realtor for Del Ray & Beyond.

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Lee Hernly, Editor

Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events.

I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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