The Miracle League of Arizona is an organization in North Scottsdale that serves individuals with special needs. The league removes any and all barriers so that each athlete gets the chance to experience fun, success, and friendship through the game of baseball. Athletes are paired with a one-on-one helper and friend, called a buddy, that provides everything from hand over hand assistance to cheers, high fives, and praise. It is free for athletes to participate, and they receive a personalized uniform with a jersey and hat.
The organization is about to kick off their fall 2018 season, and there is still room for more participants. Games are on Saturdays, Thursday evenings, Wednesday evenings, and many spots are open for Tuesday evening games. All individuals are welcome, regardless of mental, physical or health challenges. “We encourage families to come and try the league out, without cost and pressure, and then we sit back and let the miracles happen,” says Executive Director Cassandra Switalski.
Players at this league receive a “major league” experience, as they are provided a jersey with their name and number on the back, their own walk-up song and name announced over the PA system, baseball cards, end of season awards, and more.
The Fall season begins Saturday, September 29th, and registration for athletes and volunteers is still open. Please check out the website, www.mlaz.org, or contact Executive Director Cassandra Switalski at[email protected] for more info.
About the Miracle League:
The Miracle League of Arizona is a nonprofit organization in North Scottsdale, dedicated to providing a safe, successful and enjoyable baseball experience for children, teens, and adults with disabilities or special health care needs. The facility is the only full-service stadium with a custom-designed, rubberized turf, to allow easy maneuverability for wheelchairs and other devices. It has a long list of other additions to fully accommodate all the needs of every player and family for a full day of fun at the ballpark. Follow The Miracle League of Arizona on Twitter or Facebook.
If you would like to donate to the Miracle League, please contact Cassandra Switalski at 480-686-8137. All proceeds go directly to help sustain The Miracle League of Arizona (MLAZ) – truly a miracle foundation.