Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball.


MLB Sponsors of the Miracle League of Manasota


2014 Spring Team Sponsors

  • Braves: Ball & Shoes Sports Center
  • Orioles: Capstan Financial Consulting Group
  • Phillies: Sam Snead's American Grill
  • Pirates: Lakewood Ranch-Sarasota Elk's Lodge (B.P.O.E. #2855)
  • Rays: Michael Saunders & Company
  • Yankees: Community Haven
  • Dodgers: Champs
  • Cubs: Kiwanis Club of Sarasota

Miracle League of Manasota, Longwood Park
6050 Longwood Run Blvd.
Sarasota, FL. 34243

Birdland Golf Classic raises $29,000

Photo: Birdland Golf Classic raises $29,000
The 4th annual Birdland Golf Classic once again delivered a fun-filled and memorable event. With the help of the Baltimore Orioles, $29,000 was raised for operational costs and further development for the Miracle League of Manasota. Over 25 major league baseball players and coaches from the Orioles played along side 87 golfers at the beautiful Laurel Oak Country Club. The weather was perfect, the course was impeccable, and the Orioles players signed autographs and took pictures for all who asked. Thank you to the Baltimore Orioles, all of our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who made this day so special to make sure that "Everyone Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball."

Picture from left to right in photograph with Check
  • Gregg Pacitti Treasurer Miracle League.
  • Victor Young of BMW of Sarasota and friend
  • Paul Goetz Board Member
  • David Rovine of the Baltimore Orioles
  • Miracle League Giving Challenge, May 6-7

    Please help the Miracle League of Manasota raise $30,000.00 for Handicap Accessible Restrooms and the completion of Phase II, on May 6 & 7 in the 2014 Giving Challenge! Click HERE to help!

    2014 Spring Schedule posted!

    Photo: 2014 Spring Schedule posted!
    We are releasing the schedule for the 2104 Spring Season! Click on FORMS at the top to view in .PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.

    $10k Generous donation received from Pittsburgh Pirates

    Photo: $10k Generous donation received from Pittsburgh Pirates
    On behalf of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Frank Coonelly and Bob Nutting presented the Miracle League of Manasota a very generous check in the amount of $10,000.00. Although we were unable to attend the Pirates game at PNC Park, we will reenact this presentation in the Spring when the Pirates are in town for Spring Training. We are deeply grateful for all the Pirates have done for the Miracle League of Manasota

    AVAILABLE NOW! Outfield Advertising Sponsorship Opportunities

    Outfield advertising signs will be available for the fall season and beyond. The very reasonable cost of advertising for one year is $300 for a 8 ft wide x 4 ft high vinyl mesh sign featuring your corporate logo of message. If you sign up for two years, you will receive a total discount of $100. The cost of a two-year advertisement is $500, an average of just $250 per year. Go to FORMS for the sponsorship form.

    Pancakes and Pickles?

    Photo: Pancakes and Pickles?

    A local Manasota Miracle League coach and his son were inspired to write a children’s alphabet book after being offered pickles with an order of pancakes at a local diner. 100% of the profits from the sale of the book will go back to the Manasota Miracle League.

    The Book is titled "Pancakes & Piickles" and will be available for purchase at all league games this fall.

    The authors, Sy and Barron Schimberg, have already raised $1,000 for the League through sales of the book and all of their generosity is greatly appreciated!

    The book may also be purchased through their website, again with 100% of the profits going to the Manasota Miracle League.

    Website -> Pancakes and Pickles

    It's More Than a Game, It's a Miracle!

    The Miracle League of Manasota is an affiliate of the National Miracle League Association, joining more than 200 communities around the world that are providing opportunities for disabled children to play baseball. Since its founding in 1998, more than 220 specially surfaced fields have been built or are under construction. Miracle Leagues serve more than 200,000 youngsters with special needs.

    The complete complex will include a custom-designed field with a cushioned rubberized turf to help prevent injuries, wheelchair accessible dugouts, handicapped accessible concession stand and restrooms, and a completely flat surface to eliminate any barriers to special needs players. The Miracle League of Manasota has adopted the Miracle League rules that every player bats once each inning, all base runners are safe, every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run), able bodied community children and volunteers serve as 'buddies' to assist the players, and each team and each player wins every game.

    Our Spring Season began March 17, 2012. The Miracle League will continue to reach out to invite children with disabilities to play baseball through the county recreation programs, disability support groups and servicing agencies, the schools, existing baseball programs and the media. The Miracle League will make dreams come true for so many youngsters who have been denied the chance to participate in a team sport. Despite infirmities, Miracle League players will beg their families to get them to every game. The thrill of playing, the cheers from the stands, the self esteem and the friendships they develop will make the Miracle League field an oasis for disabled children, miles away from their everyday battles.

    Help Build a Dream

    The Miracle League of Manasota is seeking $500,000 to complete the baseball complex and create an endowment to ensure the long term viability of the League. We are looking for partners in the community to join us in this important effort to provide every child with special needs in Sarasota and Manatee counties a chance to play baseball. For more information on how you can help, please take a look at our Get Involved section for information on donating or volunteering.

    If you were to see them play, you would call it a miracle