Thursday, March 12, 2009

Everyone plays!

Last Saturday was perfect weather for Charleston Miracle League’s opening season. Richard and I ventured out there Saturday morning to celebrate with them and watch some baseball. For those of you unfamiliar with CML, their mission is to provide recreational opportunities to kids and adults with physical and mental challenges, with a special field that allows people using wheelchairs to round the bases. No outs, no scores, and everyone has a chance to bat!

We had the opportunity to speak to the parents of some of the players. Parents consistently told stories of kids waking up at 4:00am, asking “When is it time for baseball?”, followed by a question an hour later “When is it time for baseball?”, followed by yet another question of - you guessed it - "When is it time for baseball"? You can see the excitement on the players’s faces and the joy they experienced by having an opportunity to be a part of the game. You can visit them at their West Ashley field every Saturday through May 2nd (except 4/4), or their Summerville field starting April 11th. Join the cheering section or maybe even be a “buddy” to one of the players!

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