If you interested in playing on
The Miracle League team, please contact:
COLLEEN ROMANO - 770-851-0686
Every Player Deserves a Chance
There is something about playing the game that light up any athletes’ eyes. But for children and adults facing serious physical and mental disabilities that opportunity can often be difficult to achieve. The Miracle League of Fayette County is going to change that for Fayette County residents as well as all surrounding counties in collaboration with Home Plate of Peachtree City.
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children and adults with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime regardless of their age and ability.
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 when needed. The result is a bond that cannot be described. The Miracle League serves children and adults who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional 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.
The first Miracle League field opened in Conyers, Georgia in April 2000. Word spread and by 2002, fields opened in South Carolina, Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, and California. There are presently 240 plus Miracle League Organizations across the country including Puerto Rico and Canada, while serving 200,000 plus children and young adults.
Our newest league is The Miracle League of Fayette County, hosted at Home Plate in Peachtree City, which will serve ambulatory athletes middle school age through adults in a competitive game of softball.