“I cannot wait for the baseball game tomorrow,” says Allie, a student at The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf (CCCBSD). Allie has been playing ball for many years with the Miracle League of the North Shore and she looks forward to each game during the spring and fall seasons.
The last game of the fall is played this Saturday, October 26th, followed by the ASL Sports sponsored Halloween Spooktacular! This annual spooktacular event invites children to wear Halloween costumes, play ghoulish games, and enjoy a variety of treats. The good times begin after the game and will take place in the Burnham Gymnasium at CCCBSD.
“Miracle League is a great opportunity for children of all abilities to work together, feel part of a team while having a blast!” says Kellie Ruggles, Miracle League Coordinator. “As an extra bonus, the Halloween Spooktacular will be right after.”
The Miracle League is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that gives children with disabilities a chance to play baseball as part of a team at no cost to their families. This is accomplished through adaptive rules including every player bats once per inning, all players are safe on the bases, and every player scores a run before the inning is over. In addition, community volunteers serve as ‘buddies’ to assist players, and all players experience the excitement of a game win.
Allie, the CCCBSD community and ASL Sports hope to see many friends at the CCCBSD Douglas Marino Community Baseball Field this Saturday, October 26th! For more information, visit https://cccbsd.org/community/miracle-league/.