SPRINGFIELD – Springfield’s Miracle League kicks off tonight. More than 200 baseball players with disabilities are taking the field this season.
The league began in 2010 with 13 players. This spring, they have 14 teams with 215 players, and each player needs a volunteer on the field with them.
League commissioner Cyrus Taylor told us on Ozarks Tonight about the need for buddy volunteers and the impact they have.
“When you come out and experience how much joy you’re bringing to these people’s lives, it really makes a big difference,” Cyrus Taylor from the Miracle League said. “I think every group that I’ve ever had said when can we come back.”
The league plays at Dan Kinney Park on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Volunteers on the field have to be 12 years old or older.
You can come by yourself or as a group, and serve as often as you like. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit parkboard.org/miracle.