Group creates field of dreams for those with disabilities

Jacksonville Miracle League gives children, adults chance to play softball

By Bruce Hamilton - The Morning Show anchor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Miracle League is in its 21st season of giving children and adults with disabilities chance to play softball.

“Children from age 4 to adults have the opportunity to bat and run the bases, just like their non- disabled peers,” the league's Susan Baughman said.

There are more 90 players this season divided into 10 teams. The players are decked out in uniforms and even have a banquet at the end of each season.

“Your heart will be touched as you see these individuals not let a physical or intellectual disability stop them from living a fulfilled life,” Baughman said. 

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“Every child deserves a chance to play baseball," is the group's motto and the group and its volunteers work to make this Jacksonville field of dreams a reality.

“What we can do is provide them with an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing baseball," a volunteer said.

WJXT honored the Miracle League Friday with it's Positively Jax award for November.

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