WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - More than 170 players stepped up to the plate to bat at the spring season opening day of Miracle League baseball, a sports league designed to include players of all ability levels.
"We are here just to celebrate inclusion, acceptance, joy, and love, and truly see miracles happen on this field all time," said Hayley Sink, Executive Director of ACCESS of Wilmington. "It's all about celebrating them and giving them their moment to shine."
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.
Any person with a disability age 4 and up was eligible to play, according to the ACCESS of Wilmington website.
"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 April 28.