Thursday, December 2, 2010

Innovative Activity #1

Recently I found out about "Miracle League Field" at the YMCA in Onalaska.  I can't believe I have never heard of this awesome program before this year.  Miracle League Field is a baseball field which is a cushioned synthetic turf and it eliminates barriers for wheelchair or walked users.  Their goal is to teach the children the fundamentals in baseball including catching, throwing, hitting, base running and fielding.  The program provides a way for children ages 4-18 a way to participate in baseball games along with just being an active member of the community.  They focus on assisting players with the development of their social skills, physical activity and self-confidence.  Since the field was created over 2,000 people have participated in the Miracle League from La Crosse and the surrounding areas.  I truly believe this is an awesome programs and it can really help children with disabilities receive opportunities for different leagues that they would have never gotten if it wasn't for the Miracle League Field. 

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