City of Midland, MI

02/23/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2024 12:34

Volunteers Needed for Spring Miracle League Baseball Season

February 23, 2024 - Midland Parks and Recreation Department is looking for Buddies for the 2024 spring season of the Middle of the Mitt Miracle League.

A Miracle Field is a universally accessible soft surface baseball diamond that offers athletes of all ages with a cognitive or physical disability a safe and welcoming place to play ball without barriers. The rubberized surface of the 115' diamond accommodates wheelchairs and assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries. And what's more exciting is that each athlete is offered a community buddy, someone who assists athletes on the field as they bat, run the bases and field the ball, allowing parents and caretakers to cheer from the bleachers and enjoy the game. In a Miracle League game, everyone bats, everyone scores and everyone wins! The Midland Miracle Field is located at 225 E. Collins, Midland, MI 48640.

A variety of volunteer positions are available on a weekly basis at the Miracle Field. The Parks and Recreation is searching for Coaches, Buddies, and practice volunteers. For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/miraclefield. Coaches must be at least 18 years of age and will require a background check. Volunteers and Buddies must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer.

Athlete registration will begin on Monday, March 4. Athletes can register online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/miraclefield. League play will begin on Saturday, April 27. The league is open to anyone age 4 or older and there is no residency requirement. The cost to play in the Miracle Field is $50 per player. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information on the Middle of the Mitt Miracle League, please visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/miraclefield.

For additional information or assistance, call the Parks and Recreation office at 989-837-6930, available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email [email protected].