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EASTER SEALS-MICHIGAN INC

The Miracle League is a program that provides children with behavioral and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.

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There is something about playing the game of baseball that lights up a youngsters eyes. But for children facing physical and behavioral challenges, that opportunity can often be a difficult first step. The Miracle League of Michigan gives these children the opportunity to get out in the sunshine to play the game of baseball in its purest form.

Dylan can't walk, but that doesn't stop him from rounding second base. Jennifer has Downs Syndrome, but the Miracle League has given her more self-esteem than her parents ever dreamed possible. Kaleigh can't hear, but the cheers of his teammates have never been louder. The Miracle League of Michgian gives hundreds of children with disabilities something few dreamed possible, the chance to play baseball. By providing these children with a specially equiped field in Southfield, Michigan, they can participate in the sport just like other children. The custom-designed venue incorporates a cushioned synthetic turf that accomodates wheelchairs and other walking assistance devices, while helping prevent injuries. 

During each game, every child is given an opportunity to hit the ball and score a run. Every team member is assigned a "buddy" who assists 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.

You can help the Miracle League of Michigan by giving today. Children of all abilities should be given the opportunity to participate in group sports and activities. Your support will ensure that this opporunity is provided.