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'Field of dreams' in Gloucester County, NJ will serve thousands of special needs children throughout the region

Logan Township, NJ – September 15, 2008: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), the world's largest manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, will celebrate the grand opening of the Miracle Field athletic facility in Gloucester County, NJ today. ADS, which recently opened its largest U.S. manufacturing facility in Logan Township, NJ, is the lead private sector contributor, donating $100,000 to the project, which is part of the nationwide Miracle League network of facilities for special needs children. 

“ADS is extremely proud to be a part of making the Miracle Field project a reality for the entire Gloucester County community,” said Joe Chlapaty, Chairman and CEO of ADS. ”As a company and as a neighbor, we are dedicated to all of the communities in which we operate, and we look forward to continuing the wonderful relationship we have with the families and dedicated employees here in New Jersey.”

ADS will mark the occasion by hosting the inaugural game scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2008. Chlapaty will join New Jersey Senator Stephen Sweeney; Gloucester County Freeholder, Joseph Brigandi; Miracle League national program director, Stephanie Davis; Gloucester County Special Services School District superintent, Frederick Keating; along with parents and children who participate in the Miracle League and local special needs organizations during the Miracle Field grand opening.

The 14,900-square-foot, $600,000 baseball diamond in Deptford dubbed the "Miracle Field” is made from a specially designed rubber turf to accommodate mentally and physically challenged children. The Miracle League allows special needs children, aged 6 to 21, a chance to play organized sports. Located behind Bankbridge Elementary, Miracle Field will be open year-round for use by special Olympians from across the region, autistic children and to all of the children who are enrolled in Gloucester County’s special education programs.

ADS has proven its commitment to the Gloucester County community. The company recently opened a $12 million, 68,000-square-foot facility in Gloucester County, bringing 100 new jobs to the area and serving ADS customers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The plant produces HDPE pipe and products for an extensive range of applications for local, state and federal highway projects, storm and sanitary sewers, agricultural drainage, residential and commercial development, and onsite septic and waste management. 

About Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) is the world's largest producer of HDPE corrugated plastic pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm water drainage and on-site industry through a global network of 42 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 30 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12 pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures and various geotextiles. For more information about ADS, visit

For more information on the Miracle Field or for those interested in signing up their child for the Miracle
League can contact Mr. Ryan Dougherty, Miracle League Coordinator at (856) 468-1445 ext. 2708.

Media contact:
Ms. Tori Durliat
Director of Marketing, ADS
Phone: 1-800-821-6710