Event earns $13K

for Miracle League

The Miracle League of Western Kentucky is another step closer to becoming a reality for Marshall County's Mike Miller Park in Draffenville thanks to the fundraising efforts this past week. Organizers say the inaugural Jail and Bail event was a success worth repeating. Friday was a day of arrest warrants and jail time for local high-profile "offenders." A warrant for each offender was issued for a fee and once taken into custody, the offender was "jailed" on the Marshall County courthouse lawn in Benton until bail was raised to set them free. Each offender was tasked with a specific fundraising goal in exchange for freedom. Some were out quickly while other were trapped for hours. Two designated phone lines rang continuously from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. taking donations for the Miracle League of Western Kentucky and setting more than 40 offenders free. More than $13,000 was raised during the event, which will be put toward the estimated $1 million needed for construction of the Miracle League ball field and playground.

RACHEL YATES/for The Tribune-Courier

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