Where do you live or attend school? I live in Durham and go to Southwest Elementary.
How long have you been a Miracle League player? Maybe 4 years.
What team are you currently playing on? Durham Ironpigs.
What do you like to do when you are not playing baseball? Colburn loves to play basketball, play Mario Party and watch Kid City Gaming.
What is your favorite part of a Miracle League game? Why? Colburn looks forward to Saturday morning’s during baseball seasons because they play “Jump Around”, which is his favorite song and he loves the attention the buddies give him. We have had some of the best buddies/volunteers.
Where do you live or go to school? I live in Apex and go to White Oak Elementary.
How long have you been a Miracle League player? Going on 2 years
What team do you currently play on? Cary Cannonballers
What do you like to do when you are not playing baseball? I like watching Mario Let’s Plays, rooting on the Clemson Tigers, and swimming.
What is your favorite part of a Miracle League game? Why? Hitting and Hi-Fives after the game. Getting to hit and run the bases are one of my favorite parts of the game and I’m a huge fan of hi-fives, congratulating both teams on a well played game.
Where do you live? I live in Cary.
How long have you been volunteering with the Miracle League? 3-ish years
What is your favorite part about announcing? The joy and excitement it brings to the players. Being the voice of the game and witnessing the smiles as the athletes round the bases, interact with their buddies, react to cheers from the fans and talk some smack with the coaches is truly priceless. It’s impossible to leave the ballfield without feeling like a million bucks. I’m honored to be a part of the incredible Thursday night team.
What do you like to do when you are not playing baseball? I stay pretty busy. In addition to my role at Professional Restoration Services, I’m the Chair of The Town of Cary’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Board, head up the Sponsorship committee for Cary High’s Imp Club, serve as an Ambassador to the Apex Chamber of Commerce and am a volunteer youth Basketball coach. I also have 3 boys that keep me pretty busy. When I actually have free time, you’ll likely find me exploring the beautiful parks around Cary or spending time with my friends and family somewhere in DTC.
What is your favorite part of a Miracle League game? Why? It’s really difficult to pick a singular moment. The most magical part of a Miracle League game, for me, is seeing the camaraderie and unbridled exuberance on display. The sense of inclusion and support among the players, volunteers, fans and families creates an environment that goes beyond just a game. It’s a celebration of ability, perseverance, and the sheer joy of playing baseball together. If I had to pick, I will say there’s a couple folks that do outstanding renditions of The Star Bangled Banner that often leave me wanting an encore. I’m looking at you, Patrick Mial.
Where do you live? Garner, NC
How long have you been volunteering? 8 years. (Prior to coaching Scott spent many seasons sitting in the bleachers watching his son play.)
What team do you currently coach? Cary Dodgers
What do you like to do when you are not at the ball field? Crash RC planes.
What is your favorite part of a Miracle League game? Why? The players. The smiles on their faces and enthusiasm is infectious. I love telling people who have not been to a game “it doesn’t matter what kind of day you have had, you will leave with a smile.”
William Peace University’s Softball team invites Miracle League families to join them on Sunday, March 3 for their game against Guilford College. Parents, watch your email and SportsYou app for information how you can sign your player up to go out on the field with the softball team before the game.