South Mecklenburg High School Scores Big for Charlotte’s YMCA Miracle League

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South Meck Sabres raise over $20,000 to support the city’s only customized baseball complex serving kids with special needs.

What: Ceremonial presentation of a $20,000 donation to support YMCA Miracle League at University City YMCA from South Mecklenburg High School

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 between 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Where: The University City YMCA Miracle League Baseball Field
             8100 Old Mallard Creek Road
             Charlotte, NC 28262
             (704) 716-6700

Why: Launched in the fall 2012, the YMCA Miracle League at the University City YMCA is the first and only customized baseball complex serving special needs children. For three years the South Mecklenburg High School Sabres, led by Baseball Coach Jon Tuscan, and the Booster Club representative, Alecia Johnson, have championed the program, hosting annual fundraising events, serving as volunteers and game facilitators. Despite the 20-mile distance between the organizations, Coach Tuscan wanted to find a meaningful way for his baseball team to serve the community. Their commitment to the program began even before field construction was completed, and the YMCA Miracle League players, staff and volunteers have remained a special part of the South Meck Baseball family. Working closely with University City YMCA leaders, the Sabres have raised over $20,000, which they will present in a ceremony at the University City YMCA’s Miracle League Baseball Field on Saturday, May 3, 2014 between 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM. The ceremony will take place in between Miracle League games. There will be ample opportunities to capture footage or photographs of Miracle League players and participants before and after the check presentation.

Over 100 people are expected to attend the event. Media welcome. Interviews with YMCA Miracle League participants and University City YMCA staff will be available. For more information please call Matt Fitzwater, Operations Director at the University City YMCA, at (704) 716-6715 or via email matthew.fitzwater(at)ymcacharlotte(dot)org.

About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, comprised of 19 Y branches and two resident camps, engages approximately 292,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for 139 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

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