Open House this Saturday!

Opening Day is just around the corner.  But there is an opportunity between now and September 26 to play on the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field.  Join us this Saturday, August 22, from 9 AM to noon as we host an open house and on-site registration.  This will be be a great opportunity for the players to actually go on the field.  The Miracle League of Southlake will be providing equipment and thanks to the Southlake Hilton, we will also be providing snacks and drinks.

In addition to players having access to the field, this is an opportunity for sign ups for both players and volunteers.  We are thrilled at the total number of players who have already registered (over 100 players as of August 19) and appreciate the many who have volunteered for positions ranging from coaches to buddies to team parents and announcers.  If you have a child who would benefit from playing, please join us to sign them up or go to our web site.

As a reminder, National Giving Day this year is on September 17.  Donations made to the Miracle League on that day will be matched, so this is a great opportunity to double your contribution.  If you make personal donations outside of National Giving Day, please check with your employer to see if they sponsor a matching funds donation.  And remember that any donation designated to go toward field construction costs is matched by the City of Southlake.

Watch for more details as we look toward Opening Day on September 26.

See you at the Ballpark!

“Spring Training”!

Well, maybe not quite spring training but the Miracle League board is actively engaged in those activities that will ensure a successful launch of our inaugural season.  Among the key activities are developing a core of volunteers who will assist with coaching, serve as buddies or team moms/dads, or participate in activities that will make each game a memorable experience for everyone involved.

By the end of August, we will assign players who have registered to one of ten teams. Yes, we now project ten teams based on a registration of over 100 children and young adults as of August 19 … and increasing daily.  Two, and perhaps three, of the teams will be competitive teams and will play on a dirt field adjacent to the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field. Depending on age breakdown of other registrants, we hope to be able to form minor (tentatively 12 and under) and major teams that will play a round robin six game schedule.

This is truly an exciting time for all of us and we can’t wait to hear the words, “Play Ball”.  We look forward to having you join us on opening day and throughout the season.

Thanks to the Texas Rangers, the City of Southlake and Miracle League supporters, our inaugural season is just around the corner.

Become a Sponsor

The Miracle League of Southlake very much appreciates the support of individual and corporate sponsors.  Donations to the program are used in a number of ways, including field construction costs, operating budget, and specific items such as equipment and day game meals for the athletes.

As we move closer to game day, our need for assistance from our sponsors and donors will increase, leading up to Opening Day on September 26.  Please join us as we continue our journey to ensure that “Every child deserves a chance to play baseball”.

Information about our current sponsors can be found at http://bit.ly/1LqRiDd.  To become a sponsor or partner, contact John Slocum at 214.564.4465 or via email at sloc1028@verizon.net.  On behalf of the Miracle League athletes, thank you for your consideration.