For the past ten years, the Miracle League has made it possible for children with physical and mental disabilities to achieve the same dream as their healthy peers to play ball.
Through funding by sponsors and the commitment of volunteers, the Miracle League builds specially equipped fields for our players. A custom-designed field incorporates a cushioned synthetic turf that allows children in wheelchairs and walkers to glide unrestricted to their positions without fear of injury. In other words, it provides a level playing field where children with physical and mental disabilities can hit, run and catch - just as they envisioned in their dreams.
Children with special needs aren't the only ones who benefit from action on the field. Through the "buddy" program, youth players and community volunteers partner with our players to provide assistance and encouragement. This partnership benefits both sides as they share the great American pastime to find common ground and, most importantly, friendships.
Our inaugural season began Spring 2014 at the Hoover East ballpark.
Our seasons will span 8 weeks with games each Saturday. Our game schedule will coincide with the park system's youth league schedule to create an atmosphere of inclusion. (A subsequent Fall season will be coordinated with the park system's Fall baseball schedule). OTM Miracle League will provide uniforms, equipment, and funding for a season-end party with trophies. We have already reached out to various local special needs organizations, schools, and churches to spread the word about the upcoming facility and baseball league. Our Advisory Committee is committed to insuring maximum participation and strong community involvement.
We hope you will give serious consideration to join us for this truly heartwarming experience by becoming an Over the Mountain Miracle League