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Miracle League of Amherstburg

In 1997, a coach in Georgia invited the first disabled child to play baseball on his team. The 7-year-old boy in a wheel chair went to every game and practice, cheering on his 5-year-old brother. And in 1998, the baseball association formed the Miracle League to provide opportunities for children to play baseball regardless of their ability. The league began with 35 players.

In the spring of 2008, the Rotary Club of Amherstburg added a new organization to the Miracle League. The Miracle League of Amherstburg was the first Canadian League as well as first international chapter of the Miracle League.

Presently there are 200 Miracle League Organizations across the United States and Canada. The Miracle League serves over 80,000 children and young adults with disabilities.

Rules of the Game

  • Every player bats once each inning
  • All players are safe on the bases
  • Every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run)
  • Community children and volunteers serve as 'buddies' to assist the players
  • Each team wins every game

 

The Amherstburg Miracle League plays all games at the Libro Credit Union Centre and has two seasons - May to July and September to October. For more information visit Miracle League of Amherstburg.

Miracle League of Amherstburg