Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball.
MLB Sponsors of the Miracle League of Manasota
2013 Fall 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: Kiwanis Club of Sarasota
6050 Longwood Run Blvd.
Sarasota, FL. 34243
Thank you everyone!Thank you to everyone involved with the Fall 2013 season of the Miracle League of Manasota. It was an extreme success all thanks to you and of course OUR PLAYERS! Enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with your friends and family and we'll see you again in the Spring of 2014.
4th Annual Birdland ClassicWe are proud to announce that our 4th Annual Birdland Classic is scheduled! With the help and charity of many people last year we were able to raise $40,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota and look forward to surpassing that this coming Tournament. Click the FORMS link at the top for the application form.
$10k Generous donation received from Pittsburgh Pirates
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
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