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‘Miracles come to life on the field’ at inclusive baseball games

Baseball game designed for players of all ability levels Baseball game designed for players of all ability levels
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

More than 150 players stepped up to the plate to bat at the opening day of Miracle League baseball, a series of games designed to include players of all ability levels.

Miracle League Baseball is put on by ACCESS of Wilmington, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing sports and recreation to people living with disabilities in Southeastern North Carolina.

“The smiles on their faces, and just the joy they have for when they walk up to the field, to see all their teammates, to see our awesome buddies that come out and volunteer with them,” said Hayley Sink, Executive Director of ACCESS of Wilmington. “They are just thrilled to be back, and we are so thankful to have them,” she said.

Any person with a disability age 4 and up was eligible to play, according to the ACCESS of Wilmington website.

About 300 volunteers gave their time to help the players. Mayor Bill Saffo and other volunteers stopped by to show their support as well.

“I always say and I know our volunteers do, they give me so much more than we could ever give them,” said Sink. "They just bring smiles to our face, and so much joy to our hearts to be out here each Saturday, and just see them truly making miracles come to life on the field.”

To volunteer with the Miracle League of Wilmington, go to their website. Miracle League Baseball is happening every Saturday through Nov. 4.

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