For those who are not familiar with the Miracle League programs, here is some info taken from Dothan's Miracle League website.
It is hope, determination, and the display of human spirit that is unequaled. There is something about playing the game that lights up a youngster’s eyes. And of course…there’s baseball. The miracle league removes the barriers that keep mentally and physically disabled children off the baseball field.
- Every player bats once each inning.
- All base runners are safe.
- Every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run).
- Community volunteers (youth and adults) serve as “Buddies” to assist the players.
- Each team and each player wins every game
Our players may not be able to run the bases or hit the ball as well as their healthy peers, but they have an incredible amount of determination to play baseball. We want to help them achieve that dream.
The season started with a bit of chilly weather but by the end of the season the spectators were wishing we had the cooling fans from the dugouts!
|The Miracle League dedicated this years games to James Poland who was killed in February while trying to save the kids on his school bus, and Ethan who was taken off that bus and held hostage for almost a week|
|4/4 still a bit cold to shed the coats and sweatshirts|
|4/6 Breanna waiting for her game to start|
|4/20 Bre and some of her teammates|
|5/11 Our team was a little short on 'Buddies' so Eric helped out|
|Bre likes to wander, instead of watching where the ball goes when the other team hits|
|Individual/ Team Spring 2013 picture|