Giving Back Spotlight: Miracles in Moon
We're teaming up to support Miracles in Moon, which will give children with disabilities the chance to play ball alongside their peers.
You can help make this dream a reality. Coming soon to Moon Township is a Miracle League baseball field and adaptive playground for kids with special needs.
Do you love baseball? We're looking for special athletes and volunteers to join our team.
Visit www.EdgarSnyder.com/Miracles for details and Help us make miracles in Moon.
Going to the park. Playing with your friends. Playing baseball. These are all simple childhood pleasures that many of us take for granted. For kids with disabilities and their families, these activities are anything but simple. For some, they may be totally out of reach.
The Miracle League of Moon Township wants to change that, and we are excited to help them.
The Miracle League
The Miracle League is a organization that makes playing baseball a possibility for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. One of the main obstacles is the grass field used in traditional leagues. Miracle League fields are custom-designed, rubberized turf that can be navigated by wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
The league isn’t just about the physical components of the sport, however. It’s also about the emotional aspects of the game – making friends, gaining confidence, and being a part of a group. To accomplish this, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system, pairing players with able-bodied peer volunteers.
The first Miracle League field opened in April 2000 in Georgia. There are now over 240 fields across the country serving over 200,000 children and adults.
Miracles in Moon
One of those fields is located right here in Moon Township. Along with 4-time Super Bowl champ Rocky Bleier and World Series champion Jim Leyland, we are spreading the word about this amazing new facility.
It follows the Miracle League’s blueprint: an accessible field that can be enjoyed by everyone and a buddy system that pairs kids and adults with peer volunteers. However, the field in Moon is also attached to a 9,500 square foot adaptive playground. Edgar took place in the field’s groundbreaking in October 2018. The first pitch is expected to happen in spring 2019.
If you’re interested in being a part of Miracles in Moon, there are opportunities both on and off the field. They are especially looking for volunteers to participate in the buddy system. If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, that’s also an option – Miracles in Moon is a 501(c)(3) organization.
We are truly honored to partner with an organization that’s making such a difference in people’s lives. If you have any questions about the work the Miracle League doing or how exactly you can get involved, you can learn more on their website.