The Greatest Among You

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Miracle League Las Vegas

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It took many years, with all the legal barriers the city threw up. Even the permits had permits. All that would be more suited to my metaphycialperegerine blog. This is about having a place for handicapped kids to play baseball. Miracle League of Las Vegas  will provide kids with both physical and mental challenges a safe place to play a team sport. They want to play too, like any kids anywhere. Tim McGarry of Las Vegas saw an HBO special that spotlighted Miracle League, and he was immediately moved. He called HBO, and they connected him with Miracle League. The League itself was formed by the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association of Atlanta. There are now about 200 local organizations and about 80,000 kids that now get to play baseball nationwide.

My church, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Las Vegas owns the property (101 S Rancho, Las Vegas). In my ten plus years attending there, I haven’t seen the ball field used. I remember one work Saturday doing some cleanup. The Church with Miracle League, the neighborhood, volunteers, some city council members, and a substantial donation from the Ralph and Betty Englestad Foundation all contributed to this project. Now it’ll have restrooms, parking, concession stands, bleachers, and be accessible to wheelchairs. The field itself will be rubberized to protect the kids. Ground breaking was April 9, 2009. The hope is that it will be completed by the World Series this year.

The kids will have a safe, fun environment to play a team sport, and  have the kind of excitement that playing a team sport brings.  If you would like more information to volunteer or participate, visit    miracleleaguelasvegas.com


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Written by metaphysicalperegrine

June 6, 2009 at 4:53 am

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  1. THIS IS SO AWESOME! THANK YOU EVERY ONE THAT HELPS MAKE THIS HAPPEN!! NOW MORE CAN SING “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME!!” GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

    Bonnie Spano

    June 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm


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