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The Blue Devils volunteered for two games and served as “buddies” to the children who take part in the Miracle League, which is a non-profit organization that allows special needs children to play America’s favorite pastime – baseball. The children play on a special field where they get the opportunity to bat, run the bases and play in the field. Duke baseball players helped the children complete all of those tasks to the tune of music, a PA announcer and an ecstatic crowd.
Over the past three years, Duke baseball has become heavily involved in the Miracle League of the Triangle. The team makes at least two trips per year to the non-profit organization.
The Miracle League was started in 1997 by the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association (RYBA) and has since expanded across the country. The Miracle League of The Triangle had its opening day on Sept. 16, 2006, and has grown to include 200 children, 500 volunteers and 18 teams. The primary goals of the Miracle League include providing opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball, regardless of their abilities, and to increase community awareness and support for those children.
Duke baseball will continue its annual fall community service drive this weekend with various projects around the area.
For more information about the Miracle League of The Triangle, visit http://www.miracleleagueofthetriangle.com/default.aspx.