Let's Play Ball with Miracle League Baseball
The Miracle League through the YMCA allows people of all ABILITIES play organized baseball. Players with diverse-ABILITIES dress in uniforms, make plays in the field, and round the bases, just like their peers in standard baseball leagues.
This is a great chance for our SBK kids who love sports to play with some new team members, however, no sports experience, equipment, or knowledge of baseball is necessary. Players will have a range of abilities and volunteers age 10+ are paired with a player to assist during the game as buddies. In the past, we even had the chance to dress up as the mascot, Homer! It's all about making it a great experience for the players and their families.
This project has been a favorite among SBK families, and we are excited to be headed back on July 11th from 5:45 to 7:00 pm!
What to expect:
One of the most important elements of a Miracle League game is the "buddy" program. Each player is paired with a friend to assist them on and off the field during a two-inning game.
Check out this brief video from TMJ4 to see what you can expect.
Capacity & Age Recommendations:
Buddies must be age 10+ years per the YMCA, but all ages are welcome to come cheer! We have committed to bringing 16 buddies (kids or adults) and can bring as many fans for the cheering section as want to join in the fun.
What to wear:
Dress in clothes comfortable to play ball if you plan to be a buddy for this event- you will also receive a volunteer t-shirt. You can bring a baseball glove if you want, but this is not required.
If you've been to this event in the past, please note that there is a new location this year (2100 W Fairy Chasm Rd, River Hills, WI 53217).
Details regarding specific meeting location will be provided in the days leading up to the event.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Please only sign up if you know you can attend. We understand illness and emergencies do come up so if you register and can no longer attend, please let us know ASAP so we can fill your spot.
A big thanks to our Advisory Council member Vanessa Eisenmann for leading this project, and thank you for lending a little hand!
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*While we rely on member donations to keep the good work going, we never want the $40/family/year to be a hurdle to volunteering with us. If you are in need of assistance, we do have a limited number of scholarships available that are 100% confidential, just email and ask!