This past Sunday, before the first pitch of the Miracle League game, Erie County legislator Kevin Hartwick and Miami Marlin Joe Mack had an announcement to make.

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As reported by WKBW-TV, the men announced the Eric County legislature's donation of over 1.1 million dollars to the league to implement a new field, better amenities, and more for the children served by the league.

"I'm in awe. This donation is great for the kids, great for the coaches, great for the buddies. Great for the community," said Hartwick.

The Miracle League is an adaptive sports league that helps young children play baseball who may not be able to play on their own. The league relies mostly on donations and fundraising.

The mission of the Miracle League, according to their website, is to:

  • Provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play baseball.
  • Promote community support and sponsorship.
  • Promote the construction of facilities that meet the unique needs of the players.

We cannot change or cure the medical issues life has dealt disabled children. What we can do is to provide them with an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing our National pastime…baseball.

We believe, “every child deserves a chance to play baseball.”

The Miracle League's season will continue through this fall to provide children from  Erie County the opportunity to play baseball in a fun and inclusive environment.


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