Acton, Mass., July 25, 2012 - This Fall, Miracle League of Massachusetts will kick off its tenth season, and its first on the Joseph Lalli Miracle Field, an all-new rubber-turfed field, at NARA Park. With the new field and the new season, we are looking for new players! Our players are children aged 5 to 22 with a physical, cognitive, behavioral or emotional disability that keeps them from playing in a mainstream league.
The Miracle League of Massachusetts is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides all children with the opportunity to play baseball in an organized non-competitive league at no cost to their families. Miracle League team members are assigned buddies who assist them in hitting the ball, running the bases, and fielding. During every game, each child is given an opportunity to hit the ball and score a run. We also have an announcer who introduces each child, provides play-by-play and gets the crowd into the game. One thing that sets the Miracle League apart from other local special needs baseball leagues is the Joseph Lalli Miracle League field with a specialized rubber surface, allowing easy and safe access and mobility to all.
Our players have a wide range of abilities; some just need a little help paying attention to the game, while others have significant physical and/or cognitive delays that require them to have help with all aspects of the game. Some parents hear a baseball program for children with special needs and think “that’s not for my child, he doesn’t have a physical disability” or “that’s not for my child, she can’t hit a baseball”. But everyone can play baseball at our games. We encourage you to visit our website at WWW.MIRACLELEAGUEOFMA.COM to see pictures and video from previous seasons to see the joy that our players get from playing baseball.
We also need volunteers to be buddies for our team members. We are primarily looking for teenagers aged 12 and up, but we need adults to help out, too. Buddies can participate at any number of games – just one game would be great, or all would be fantastic!
Games will be played at the Joseph Lalli Miracle Field at NARA Park in Acton, MA on Saturday mornings from September 15, 2012 through October 27, 2012. We also have a Spring season. Although the games are played in Acton, we’ve had players from over 60 towns around Massachusetts. Some dedicated players drive for an hour each way to get to the games. If you think your child might be interested in playing or you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lauren Richardt at 978-263-3043 or email@example.com. Registration forms are available for download on our website. The deadline for player registration is August 10, 2012.
Come join the Miracle League because every child deserves the chance to play baseball!