Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball.

MLB Sponsors of the Miracle League of Manasota

2015 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: Safelite AutoGlass
  • Angels: Resnick & Rovine
  • Brewers: CAE USA

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

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

2016 Spring Registration

REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! The Miracle League of Manasota will open online registration for the 2016 spring season player registration day on Saturday, January 30th. We will have in-person registrations days occuring on Saturday, February 6th, 13th and 20th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Longwood Park Community Center. You may sign up and pay the registration fee of $25.00 at that time. Also, you may also go to the web site to access the registration form and mail it in with your $25.00 registration fee. Opening day for the spring season is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 19th, 2016. You and your family will be notified of the details for your team prior to that date. Registration will be closed on Sunday, February 21st and registrations for the spring season will not be accepted after that date. Online registration will open up on this website Friday, January 29th. You may pay online with your credit card. It is almost time to PLAY BALL and we are looking forward to another great season. See you soon! http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2143251

6th Annual Birdland Golf Classic

Photo: 6th Annual Birdland Golf Classic

Join Sarasota’s home team, the Baltimore Orioles, at the 6th Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic. Play along with current and former Orioles players and coaches, who are paired with each participating foursome. Every participant receives a gift bag that includes an OriolesREACH golf shirt, an Orioles player autographed ball, Orioles hat, and more. Lunch, cocktails, and dinner will be included as well as plenty of opportunities for autographs and pictures. You won't want to miss this up close and personal event! Limited to the first 100 golfers. Registration ends 2/8/16. Help OriolesREACH assist children and adults in our area who have special needs. “Everyone Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball” http://birdeasepro.com/birdlandclassic

Miracle League Legacy Paver Project

Photo: Miracle League Legacy Paver Project
By making a select contribution to The Miracle League of Manasota you can place your mark on the new field by personalizing a Legacy Paver which will be laid at the site. Please consider making a donation to The Miracle League of Manasota. Your donation helps us make it possible for special needs children and adults facing incredible daily challenges to do what they never dreamt was possible, play the game of baseball! The Miracle League of Manasota is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible. Games are played in two-10 week seasons beginning in mid-March and again in mid-September. For more information on getting involved with the league, please contact Executive Director, Laura Tellor at laura.tellor@miracleleaguemanasota.org. For any questions regarding ordering a Legacy Paver please contact Mara Foley marawertz@gmail.com or Kit Carlson kitcarlson1@gmail.com

Phase II Sponsorship.

Photo: Phase II Sponsorship.
We're currently under construction of Phase II at our Miracle League field. We're building handicapped accessible restrooms and concessions and we need your generous financial support. Please look under [FORMS] for a Phase II donation form. THANK YOU for your continued support!

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.

Other sponsorship opportunities

Photo: Other sponsorship opportunities
There are many ways that you can get involved through sponsorship. You could sponsor one of our teams, you could have a banner hanging in our outfield. Please visit the [FORMS] tab at the top and see the sponsorship opportunities available and consider filling out the sponsorship form. We thank you for your continued support!