What is the Miracle League?
The organization was formed in 1997 with its national headquarters located in Conyers, Georgia. Since then their great idea has spread throughout the United States to provide Hope, Determination and a display of Human Spirit that is unequaled. And of course there is baseball.
There is something about playing the game that lights up a youngster’s eyes. But for children with serious physical and intellectual disabilities that opportunity can often be difficult to achieve. Baseball diamonds were not exactly designed with wheelchairs, walkers and crutches in mind.
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the barrier for these children arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional youth league, Miracle League teams play on a custom designed field with a rubberized surface that accommodates wheelchairs and other assisting devices while helping to prevent injuries.
But it’s more than playing a game. It is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being just like other kids.