The Mission of the Miracle League of Blaine:
- Provide opportunities for children between the ages of 3-21 with disabilities, to play Miracle League baseball.
- Promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League of Blaine baseball players and their families.
Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball
The Miracle League of Blaine is a 501c3 charitable organization that provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. There is something about playing the game of baseball that lights up a kid’s eyes. We love being witness to that pure joy!
The Miracle League of Blaine, Minnesota gives these children the opportunity to get out in the sunshine and enjoy playing the game of baseball in its purest form.
The Miracle League gives thousands of disabled children across the country something few dreamed possible – the chance to play baseball. But it’s more than playing a game.
The Miracle League of Blaine is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other kids. To help the athletes, we use a “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able-bodied peer or adult. The result is a bond that cannot be described.
The Miracle League of Blaine serves children who suffer from any physical or mental disability which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional youth baseball leagues. It’s all about normalcy.
Miracle League of Blaine has been unbelievable for our son. As parents of a child with special needs, it is comforting to go to a place that we know he will be accepted. No side glances, no parents shaking their heads when our child needs to move more or repeat sentences. This is a place that everyone can feel safe and understood. No judgement, just fun! Our thanks goes out to the team of people that put this on each week. You make it wonderful for our children! Thanks doesn’t express the gratitude enough. We look forward to many more weekends. – Vickie T.
When our kids need a place to play, we build specially-equipped fields.
The Miracle League of Blaine removes the barriers that keep children with special needs off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these children arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional youth leagues, the Miracle League of Blaine plays on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries.
In other words, it provides a level-playing field where differently-abled children can hit, run, and catch- just like other kids.
At the Miracle League of Blaine, every child gets to hit the ball and score a run.
Our players may not be able to run the bases or hit the ball as well as some of their peers, but they have an equal amount of love and determination to play baseball. We want to help them achieve that dream.
Miracle League History
The first Miracle League field opened in Conyers, Georgia in April 2000. Word spread and by 2002, fields opened in South Carolina, Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, and California. There are presently over 300 Miracle League Organizations across the country and Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Australia serving over 250,000 children and young adults.
The very first field in Minnesota was the Miracle League of Blaine.
For Moms and Dads, it’s this wonderful respite, to see your kid being a kid, and a special day to be a fan!