Mark Your Calendars for Miracle League’s Opening Day
Sep 08, 2015 01:09PM
● By Audrey Sellers
It’s been years in the making, and the big day is almost here: Miracle League of Southlake will kick off its inaugural season at Bicentennial Park on September 26. A grand-opening ceremony will commemorate the occasion at 9 a.m. and the first official games will begin at 10 a.m.
There are currently 136 players (exceeding the original goal of 100) who will play on 12 teams based on age and ability. Six minor teams (age 11 and younger) and four major teams (age 12 and older) will play on the Miracle Field.
Additionally, two competitive teams will play on Field 6 adjacent to the Miracle Field. These competitive players will play at a higher level with an umpire catching balls and strikes as well as players throwing batters out at first or catching fly balls.
Everybody is ready to play ball – uniforms are ordered for each team, player buddies have been recruited, team parents are ready to help manage players in the dugout, announcers are secured, and umpires are recruited and ready to call the plays. All that’s needed are fans in the stands to cheer on the players. We’ll be there – will you?