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Player Spotlight

Where do you live or go to school? I live in Raleigh and work at LCI (Lions Club Industries)

How long have you been a Miracle League player? Since the MLT started in 2006. I played in the first games that were held in the parking lot of Adams Elementary School.

What team are you currently playing on? I have always been on the Rays.

What do you like to do when you are not playing baseball?  I like to listen to music and audio books, play ball with my guide dog, AJ, and spend time with him.

What is your favorite part of a Miracle League game? Why?  My favorite part is hitting because I love the feeling of the power behind the hit.

Where do you live? I live in Morrisville, NC

How long have you been a Miracle League player?  I have been a Miracle League player for 15 years!

What team are you currently playing on?  I play for the Yankees.

What do you like to do when you are not playing baseball? I like to do cheerleading when I’m not playing baseball. I also like to work at my new business where I build birdhouses and donate the money raised to different charities.

What is your favorite part of a Miracle League game? Why? My favorite part of the Miracle League game is the National Anthem. This is my favorite because I love going to the pitcher’s mound and doing sign language along with the words. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Where do you live?  Cary, NC

How long have you been Miracle League coaches? About 9 years

What is your role as a volunteer? Announcer

What do you like to do when you are not volunteering with the League? Interview musicians. It is part of my job, but also a favorite hobby.

What is your favorite part of a Miracle League game? Why?  Watching the coaches interact with the players. They are patient, encouraging, and really work to make it fun for the kids.

Where do you live? Wake Forest

How long have you been a Miracle League coach? I have been a MLT volunteer for six years.

What team are you currently coaching? I am the Head Coach for the Red Sox at the Raleigh field.  Prior to that, I coached the A’s for ten seasons.  I have also been a member of the Parents’ Council and joined the MLT Board in January 2020.  My oldest son John is an Assistant Coach on the Red Sox and my middle son Ben is a player on the team.

What do you like to do when you are not coaching baseball?  My wife Allie and I are the proud parents of three sons (17, 13, and 8), so we are usually doing something with the boys. 

What is your favorite part of a Miracle League game? As a MLT volunteer, you constantly see kids achieving personal bests on the baseball field.  First hit.  First home run.  First catch.  I love the way a child’s confidence grows when they accomplish something he/she never thought possible.

Event Feature

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Locations: North Wake and Cary Miracle League Fields

Players stay in the vehicles and parade through the MLT parking lot where they can enjoy decorated vehicles and pick out treats. Volunteers from the community (individuals, groups and organizations) will be invited to participate by decorating a vehicle and providing prepackaged treat bags. Players can vote for their favorite “Trunk” too. This event is for Miracle League athletes and their immediate family. It is not open to the public.

For more information, click here.

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