The Miracle League of Wilmington hosted their first night game Thursday at their Olsen Park complex.
The field was recently outfitted with a professional lighting system allowing kids to play later instead of being exposed to dangerous daytime temperatures.
Miracle League officials are gearing up to start programs with nursing homes, group homes, churches, schools, Wounded Warriors, and support groups.
Since the end of last season, the Miracle League has become partners with UNCW which will bring more students, classes, and research to their program.
"UNCW is all about serving individuals, families and communities in Southeastern North Carolina," said Charles Hardy, dean of the College of Health and Human Services. "We are committed to the health and well-being of this region."
This new partnership will allow UNCW to develop programs for students that will include volunteer work, service learning and community engagement according to University officials.