Southwest Michigan Miracle League Invites Community to Celebrate New Accessible Baseball Field
SCHOOLCRAFT, Michigan, October 12, 2020 – Local nonprofit Southwest Michigan Miracle League (SMML) announced today that it is hosting an event to celebrate the special baseball field that will help area kids with disabilities enjoy America’s favorite pastime.
SMML has been working to raise funds to build a custom-designed baseball field in southwest Michigan for kids with physical, visual and other disabilities. The celebration event will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the new Miracle Field location near The Dome Sports Center at 12733 US-131 in Schoolcraft. The organization continues to raise funds to complete the field.
A Miracle Field is a custom-designed baseball field with a cushioned, rubberized surface to help prevent injuries, wheelchair-accessible dugouts, and a flat playing surface to eliminate any barriers to wheelchairs or visually impaired players. Community volunteers called “buddies” work with each Miracle League player, helping them enjoy the game and allowing players’ families to watch their kid play and cheer from the stands.
Jud Hoff, President of SMML, said the event is a way to thank donors and the community for making it possible to bring the dream of the Miracle League to southwest Michigan. “Unfortunately, due to COVID, we had to delay our official opening until the spring. But we didn’t want this major milestone to go by without thanking and acknowledging the many people and organizations who helped us get here.”
The event will be held outside on the Miracle Field so participants can see and experience the very unique field. In the event of bad weather, the event will take place inside The Dome Sports Center, which is next to the Miracle Field. Registration to attend the event is free, and tickets are available at https://smml-open-house.eventbrite.com.