I am writing to you about the Miracle League of Massachusetts. We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides all children with the opportunity to play baseball in an organized non-competitive league at no cost to their families. Our players are children aged 5 to 18 with a disability that keeps them from playing in a mainstream league. We don’t turn away any children. Miracle League team members are assigned buddies, primarily mainstream peers who have volunteered to assist them in hitting the ball, running the bases, and fielding, to whatever extent
This spring will be our 7th season and we are looking to expand our enrollment from the 80 players we had last year. We think the best way to do this is to let parents know that we encourage all types of players. I would imagine that some parents hear a baseball program for children with special needs and think “that’s not for my child, he doesn’t have a physical disability” or “that’s not for my child, she can’t hit a baseball”. But we want everyone to know that our players have a wide range of abilities; some just need a little help paying attention to the game, while others have significant physical and/or cognitive delays that require them to have help with all aspects of the game. We encourage you to visit our website at http://www.miracleleagueofma.com/ to see pictures and video from previous seasons to see the joy that our players get from playing baseball.
Games are played at Blanchard Elementary School in Boxborough, MA for 6 Saturday mornings beginning on May 7, 2010.Â Our deadline to register is April 7th. We also have a fall season. Although the games are played in Boxborough, we have players from over 30 towns around Massachusetts. Some dedicated players drive for an hour each way to get to the games.
We would love to spread the word about the Miracle League to your students. I’ve attached a flyer with more information about our program and we would really appreciate it if you could share this with the
parents of your students. If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to email me back or call me at the number listed below.
Thank you for your time,
Secretary, Miracle League of Massachusetts
Miracle League of Massachusetts
(Baseball for special needs children)
Spring Season 2011
Saturdays – May 7th to June 11th
1 hour game time starts in AM
Blanchard Memorial Elementary School Ball Field
493 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough
- Every player gets on base and scores a run each inning
- Every player assigned a buddy from the community to assist with the game
- Announcer makes it fun for the kids
- FREE to participate (includes uniform)
- We have players with all range of abilities (from just needing help paying attention to physically needing help with all aspects of the game)
- Visit our website at http://www.miracleleagueofma.com to see video from previous seasons.
- For more information or to register a 5 to 18 year old, contact Lauren Richardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-263-3043. Registration deadline is April 7th.