The Miracle League 

“The Miracle League” is a charitable organization that provides children with disabilities an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. There is something about playing the game of baseball that lights up youngsters’ eyes, but for those with disabilities, that opportunity can often be a difficult first step. The Miracle League gives these individuals the opportunity to get out in the sunshine, and enjoy playing the game of baseball in its purest form.

These kids needed a place to play, so a specially equipped field called the “Field of Dreams” was built in Conyers Georgia. The Miracle League of Michigan is Michigan’s first adaptive baseball field and was founded in 2004. This custom-designed venue incorporates a cushioned synthetic turf that accommodates wheelchairs and other walking assistance devices, while helping prevent injuries. In other words, it provides a level-playing field where individuals with disabilities can hit, run, and catch- just like the best of them. During each Miracle League game, every player is given an opportunity to hit the ball and score a run. Miracle League team members are assigned “buddies” who assist them in hitting the ball and “running” the bases. Buddies can be fellow schoolmates, parents, college students, business leaders or anyone who wishes to volunteer their time to give a child the gift of baseball.

Miracle League Website