UNION COUNTY — The Miracle League of Union County has signed up a total of 65 players for seven teams for its 2017 season but still needs buddies for final game of the season on May 30.
This year is the seventh season for the Miracle League of Union County which provides opportunities for boys and girls and men and women who want to play baseball but need assistance in doing so. That assistance is in the form of buddies who help the physically and/or mentally challenged players during the games, keeping them safe and assisting them around the field and at bat. The games sponsored by the Miracle League are designed to improve the confidence, self-esteem, independence, and development of coordination and motor skills of the players.
Since the beginning of year, the MLUC has been conducting a registration drive to sign up players and buddies for the 2016 season. On Friday, MLUC Director Amy Austin said that a total of 65 players have been signed up to play on seven teams. She said the registration drive also resulted in the signing up of enough buddies for all but the last game of the season which will be played on Tuesday, May 30.
Austin said that persons interested in being buddies for the May 30 game should go to the MLUC Facebook page for information about signing up.
Even though more buddies are needed, Austin said she and the other members of the Miracle League are pleased with the results of the registration drive.
“We’re very pleased, everybody is excited about the season getting started,” Austin said.
The season will get under way Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11 with games at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. each night. All games will be played on the Miracle League field at the Timken Sports Complex in Union.
Uniforms for Miracle League players and buddies will distributed at the Timken Sports Complex on Friday, April 7 from 4-6 p.m.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.