Teams begin to form as players anxiously await the season opener on September 21
Teams have formed, coaches have been selected and the children have signed up, just in time to throw the first pitch at the recently completed Nate Hurwitz Field, home of the West Michigan Miracle League.
The West Michigan Miracle League (WWML), an organization that provides children with mental and physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball, transformed the Nate Hurwitz Field from a mound of dirt to a turf field that allows special needs children to safely play baseball. Opening Day will be September 21.
“We couldn’t be more excited to see all of our hard work pay off and can’t wait to see children take the field for the first time who have wanted to play for so long,” said Tony Comden, president of the WMML. “We are so thankful for the community who has really come together to help transform this field into a dream come true for many West Michigan children and families.”
It’s not too late! Families are still welcome to register their children at www.wmml.org/play. Scholarships are also available for children who are unable to pay the registration fee. To request a scholarship, please contact Miracle League representatives at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The WMML will play games at Nate Hurwitz Field on September 21, September 28, October 5, and October 12. It will then resume play next spring.
The West Michigan Miracle League is a local charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. During each Miracle League game, every child is given an opportunity to hit the ball and score a run. Miracle League team members are assigned “buddies” who assist them in hitting the ball and “running” the bases. Buddies can be high school or college students, business leaders, community members, or anyone else who wishes to volunteer their time to give a child the gift of baseball.