A Volunteer Story
When the seed of providing a Miracle League field in Northampton County was planted several years ago the only thing that we were focusing on was the wonderful impact a facility like this would have on the players and their families. At that time we never took into consideration the meaningful impact that it would have on the volunteers especially the Buddies/Angels in the Outfield. Since the facility was built and the kids began to play baseball we have observed so many examples of what being a Buddy or Angel has meant to our volunteers. Read about a group of fifteen juveniles from the Northampton County Juvenile Probation Community Service Department who became Buddies and the experience they had from the eyes of their Community Service Coordinator.
Angels in the Outfield
“The Miracle League has many volunteers in each league that are so important to the success of the program. The Angels in the Outfield or in some cases called “Buddies” are extra special to the children playing baseball. They are the ones who team up with each player to help the children in the outfield and help them around the bases when they get that all important hit.
As part of the July 2011 Diamond Dreams Baseball and Softball Charity Marathon an exhibition Miracle League game was played. The Angels were members of the softball teams that played from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Being able to do this for the first time touched each of their hearts and one of the members, Rachel Young, wrote a paper for her school class that expressed her feelings towards being a true Angel.”