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Miracle League

The director at our local YMCA forwarded me information about a Miracle League Field being built at a YMCA just 15 minutes from our house. I was not familiar with the program, but after reading the information and viewing the YouTube Videos from Long Island, Michigan and San Diego, I cleared the tears away and signed us up to receive information. It looks like a great program for all families - whether as a team member, buddy, coach or volunteer. Here are some of the resources I found:

General
Miracle League Official Website

Videos
Long Island, NY Miracle League - Video
Tiger Weekly, Michigan - Video
San Diego - Video - This is the most touching one and I offer a "tear-jerker warning"

Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC Miracle League - They want 40 team members for the opening game - I am hoping Ben will be one of them!
Charlotte Observer Article

If baseball is your thing, check out if they have a program near you - there are 250 internationally with more leagues added each year.

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