Miracle League offers rewarding volunteer experience to students

Lauren Berry, Sports Editor

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A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine and I went to volunteer down by the river at Junior Deputy baseball league.

 

You may be thinking, “why does Junior Deputy need volunteers? They have coaches.” Well, there’s a small field just at the entrance, covered in squishy playground turf, where Miracle League holds their games.

 

Miracle League is a small baseball league that reaches out to disabled children. It gives them an opportunity to be a part of a low commitment, non-competitive league where they can enjoy a sport with other kids going through the same things they are.

 

Upon my arrival at miracle league, I met a child named Otto. Otto was an extremely energetic and loving kid, who enjoyed nothing more than getting out on the field and running the bases. We became buddies, and he made my day infinitely happier.

As due dates for volunteer hours come upon us, remember that a good opportunity to get outside and play some good ole baseball is just down Cantrell hill, and they’re always welcoming of volunteers that are eager to get to know these kids.

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