Who is the Summerville Miracle League?
SML is a 501(c)(3) – an all volunteer group of local business leaders who came together to start the Summerville franchise of the Miracle League. The League is committed to providing an opportunity for children and adults with special needs to play America’s pastime of baseball.
What have we accomplished?
In May of 2008, the League signed a 10 year lease with Town of Summerville for use of Saul Alexander Park and construction on the new field began. By April 2009, the new field and dugouts were complete and 22 players came to opening day. The League now has about 200 special needs athletes forming 6 minor league teams (kids ages 5 – 18) and 4 major league teams (Adults 18-105). The League operates two 8-week seasons in the Spring and Fall. The field is a state of the art rubberized surface that is kid friendly and easy to maneuver with wheelchairs and other ambulatory devices. In September 2010, the accessible restroom building was completed, and a year later in September of 2011, the concession building was finished.
Why should you help?
This annual fundraiser helps to supply uniforms and maintain the field and facilities. There is no cost to the players or their parents, and none of the staff is paid. Ultimately, our purpose is to help these kids dress in uniforms, make plays in the field and round the bases just like their main stream peers. SML is looking to expand its reach and create more opportunities for the special needs community through opportunities such as integrative playgrounds and therapy options for the participants.
“Every child deserve the chance to play baseball”
For More Information on the Summerville Miracle League visit their website