There is nothing more heartwarming than to see children playing America’s favorite pastime. But for children facing serious physical and mental disabilities, that opportunity isn’t always easy to achieve. Baseball diamonds are not exactly designed for athletes with wheelchairs or crutches in mind. With your help, we can remove these barriers and allows these special athletes to experience the joy of playing baseball.
It is estimated that 8.8% of 5-20 year olds in Modesto are disabled (physical/multiple handicaps, mental retardation). An estimated 12% (4,850) students in Modesto City Schools are disabled. Miracle League will draw athletes from our entire region and help to make dreams come true by creating a fun and safe environment for the athletes to compete with one another.
The Miracle League of Stanislaus County will provide a community outreach for volunteers from young and old to benefit from the action on the field. Through the “buddy” program, youth and community volunteers partner with our players to provide assistance and encouragement. The partnership benefits both sides as they share the great American pastime to find common ground and, most importantly, friendships.
For more information about how to become involved with The Miracle League of Stanislaus County, call 209-524-3536.