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.
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.