The Miracle League of Massachusetts is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides all children with the opportunity to play baseball in an organized non-competitive league at no cost to their family. Our players are children aged 5 to 22 with a physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral disability that keeps them from playing in a mainstream league. Miracle League team members are assigned buddies, primarily mainstream peers who have volunteered to assist them with the game. As a result, the Miracle League builds self-esteem, fosters friendships that bridge the gap between those with special needs and those without and creates a community where the families of players and buddies can relax together while proudly watching their children.
We played our first game in May 2008 with 45 players and have grown to more than 170 athletes in the spring of 2016. Since our inception, over 400 children with a wide range of abilities have played with the Miracle League of Massachusetts. These children have come from more than 90 towns in the Commonwealth, as well as New Hampshire.
The Miracle League of Massachusetts is not just about playing the game of baseball, however. We are building a community for these children and their parents. And now we're focused on raising money to build a sports pavilion highlighted by a custom family restroom with sufficient space to accomodate athletes in their wheelchairs AND their caregivers. For more information about this project, visit www.miracleleagueofma.com. Please help us move forward with the important project.