In February 2015, The Miracle League of Volusia County formed a non profit 501c3 corporation and will give those with special needs an opportunity to play America's favorite pastime. For the over 13,000 school-aged children with varying exceptionalities in Volusia and Flagler counties, we will build a rubberized non latex flat surfaced baseball field. This field accommodates wheelchairs as well as other assistive devices. The property has been provided by the City of New Smyrna Beach. Once the field is built, it will be the first time in our county, children and young adults with challenges will don their uniforms, come to the plate and hear the words "Play Ball".
To provide a safe and friendly environment for children and young adults with varying exceptionalities, in and around Volusia County, to play baseball.
RULES OF THE GAME
- Every player gets to bat
- Every player gets on base
- Every player gets to cross home plate
- Every team and each player wins every game
Conyers GA - The first of its kind Miracle League Field broke ground on December 31, 1999 and The Miracle League complex was completed in April 2000. On opening day, the Miracle League rosters had over 120 players.
Presently there are 275 Miracle League Organizations across the country including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada and our newest member in Australia. The Miracle League is proud to serve over 200,000 children and young adults with disabilities.
Following a bone marrow transplant for a genetic condition that took a vibrant able-bodied boy and rendered him one with extensive limitations, the main question he wanted an answer for was…..
"When can I play baseball again?"