Online registration for players and volunteers is open for the Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s 2012 season, which will begin May 15.
Cranberry resident Mike Sherry, who is the parent of an autistic daughter, co-founded the Miracle League to give children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.
Games are played at the Pirates Charities Miracle League Field at Graham Park in Cranberry.
Since the Miracle League’s creation in 2009, more than 275 children with special needs from across the region have become team members.
There are three divisions within the Miracle League. The non-competitive division, the Miracle League, is for children ages 5 to 17; the Adult League is for those older than 18; and the Youth Competitive Division is for children ages 5 to 17 years who wish to play in a competition league.
Besides providing the opportunity to play organized baseball, the league provides children with special needs the opportunity to develop critically important social and other skills. The league is open to residents in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
For more information visit the MLSWPA website here.
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