The Miracle League of the North Shore is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that gives children with disabilities a chance to play baseball as part of a team in an organized league at no cost to their family. The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf is now home to the first all-accessible baseball field on the North Shore.
The League involves all players by utilizing the following adaptive rules:
Every player bats once each inning;
All players are safe on the bases;
Every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run);
Community children and volunteers serve as ‘buddies’ to assist the players; and
Each team and each player wins every game.
Thank you to the Cummings Foundation and the van Otterloo Family Foundation for the generous grants that will make the new adaptive field a reality. The support enabled CCCBSD to construct the rubberized, adaptive baseball field, which will help eliminate barriers for children who use wheelchairs, are visually impaired or have other challenges.
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