Community rallies around Toms River Field of Dreams

Because something wonderful has happened in the two weeks since Stephen Edelson’s column in the Asbury Park Press helped highlight Christian Kane’s efforts to raise $1.2 million to build a playground like no other in the area via fundraisers, donations of goods and services and simply passing the hat. There has been an overwhelming swell of support from the community, including friends, colleagues and complete strangers. Read More Here…

Gavin Kane, 6, who has a severe brain trauma from a car accident five years ago, prepares to head outside with his mom Mary at their Toms River home Wednesday, March 5, 2017. Gavin’s dad Christian is starting a huge fund raising movement to build what he calls a Field of Dreams in Toms River, where kids with disabilities can go to play. (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

Klee’s Bar & Grill is selling baseballs for $5 each as a donation for the Kane families Field of Dreams. The money raised will help pay for a baseball field for disabled kids in Toms River. Seaside Heights, NJ Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @dhoodhood (Photo: Doug Hood)

From adversity, a Field of Dreams rises in Toms River

Stephen Edelson of the Asbury Park Press interviews Christin Kane about his mission to build a Field of Dreams in Toms River NJ

Gavin Kane, 6, who has severe brain trauma from a car accident five years ago, bounces on a trampolene with his cousin and sister at their Toms River home Wednesday, March 5, 2017. Gavin’s dad Christian is starting a huge fund raising movement to build what he calls a Field of Dreams in Toms River, where kids with disabilities can go to play. (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

Gavin Kane, 6, tells a joke through his iPad and cracks up his parents Christian and Mary at their Toms River home Wednesday, March 5, 2017. Gavin has a severe brain trauma from a car accident five years ago. Christian is starting a huge fund raising movement to build what he calls a Field of Dreams in Toms River, where kids with disabilities can go to play. (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

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