Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball.
AVAILABLE NOW! Outfield Advertising Sponsorship Opportunities
Outfield advertising signs will be available beginning September 15, 2012 for the fall season and beyond. Proceeds raised from outfield signage advertising will be used to give every player a uniform; and to provide for maintenance of the grounds, bats, balls, equipment and trophies. The signs will be sold on a first come first serve basis and are expected to sell out quickly. Please click on our Forms tab above to access our Outfield Advertising Sponsorship Form and reserve your sign today!
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.
Miracle League of Manasota Spring Season
Registration for our Spring Season closed on March 2, 2013, and our opening games of the season were played on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The games will be played every Saturday for ten weeks, with the final games of the season to be played on May 18, 2013. Please click on Forms above to access our spring schedule. Come & cheer our players on!
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