“Every child deserves the chance to play baseball,” said Dan Haren Sr., executive director of the Miracle League.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 20, 2013
The Miracle League of Arizona, located in Northeast Scottsdale, is a non-profit charitable organization that enables over 200 children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to play the game of baseball, as a team member in an organized league.
Each special needs athlete gets a team jersey, placed in a league based upon his or her age and skill level, and matched with a ‘Buddy’, a one-on-one friend and helper. All athletes are encouraged to do as much as they can on their own, and the buddies are there to assist with the rest. Sometimes an athlete may require hand over hand aid, wherein other cases words of encouragement, high fives, or prompts on what to do next may be all that is needed.
It’s easy to join, to participate visit the website, http://www.mlaz.org and sign up. There is no charge to play, and donations are welcomed. The 2.3 million dollar stadium has a rubberized turf for easy maneuverability of wheelchairs and other adaptive devices. The complex also includes an adaptive playground and batting cages for all MLAZ ballplayers.
Upcoming season dates are as follows:
Winter – January 11 to March 1, 2014
Tuesday evenings from 6-8:15 p.m./ Wednesday evenings 5:30-7 p.m./ Saturdays 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Spring – March 22 to May 3, 2014
Tuesday evenings 6-8:15 p.m./ Wednesday evenings 5:30-7 p.m./ Saturday 9 a.m.- 2:15 p.m.
Volunteers are welcome ages 10 and up, training and orientation; mandatory for all new or interested volunteers, Thursday January 9, at 6 p.m. at 11130 E. Cholla Campus.
For more information, please contact Casie Switalski director of operations at 480-686-8137 or visit http://www.mlaz.org.
About The Miracle league of Arizona:
The Miracle League of Arizona is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe, successful and enjoyable baseball experience for children, teens, and adults with disabilities or special health care needs. Follow us on Twitter or follow us on Facebook.
If you would like to donate to the Miracle league, sponsor a child, or volunteer please contact Casie Switalski at 480-686-8137 or email: Cswitalski(at)mlaz(dot)org.