Imagine being a kid, watching your friends or siblings playing in a great sports game. It looks like so much fun, but you’re not out there because you’ve got a special need or limitation. So you feel, well… sidelined.
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries.
That’s why Miracle League was created. Their mission is multi-faceted: to promote the health and well-being of children with disabilities; to provide opportunities for able-bodied children to learn about and interact with children with disabilities; and to develop community awareness and support for the child athlete with disabilities through organized sports leagues.
Our players may not be able to run the bases or hit the ball as well as some of their peers, but they have an equal amount of love and determination to play baseball. We want to help them achieve that dream.
In order to do that, we need your help to build the field. Any donation large or small will help us build a field without barriers that allows children of all abilities play the all American sport. Give today to the Miracle League so that we can break ground this summer and start playing ball this fall!
Everyone wins when a community comes together to make life more fulfilling for special needs kids.
- Melissa Blake
- Melissa Zummo
- Carrie Hurd
- John Schick
- Darlene Vukmanic
Organizer and beneficiary
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