Our Mission is to:
Provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities.
Promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League players and their families.
Promote community support and sponsorship of Miracle Leagues.
We cannot change or cure the medical issues life has dealt children with disabilities. What we can do is provide them with an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing our National pastime--baseball. There is something about playing the game that lights up a youngster’s eyes. But for children facing serious physical and mental disabilities that opportunity can often be difficult to achieve. Baseball diamonds weren’t exactly designed with wheelchairs and crutches in mind. The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these children arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional youth leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. But it’s more than playing a game.
The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other kids. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able-bodied peer. The result is a bond that cannot be described. The Miracle League serves children who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional youth Baseball leagues. According to the 2000 Census Bureau, there are 12.3 million Children in our country, including Puerto Rico and Canada who have disabilities between the ages of 5 and 19 and with young adults that number increases substantially. Our players may not be able to run the bases or hit the ball as well as some of their peers, but they have an equal amount of love and determination to play baseball. We want to help them achieve that dream.
Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball!
Miracle League of Victory Lane is a Mission Create affiliate.