West Metro Miracle Athletics is a 501c3 charitable organization that provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball, kickball or basketball as a team member in an organized league. There is something about playing sports that lights up a kid’s eyes. We love being witness to that pure joy!
West Metro Miracle Athletics gives these children the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy playing sports with their peers
The Miracle League gives thousands of disabled children across the country something few dreamed possible
– the chance to play baseball. But it’s more than playing a game.
West Metro Miracle Athletics is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other kids.
To help the athletes, we use a “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able-bodied peer or adult. The result is a bond that cannot be described.
West Metro Miracle Athletics serves children who suffer from any physical or mental disability which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional youth baseball leagues. It’s all about normalcy.
When our kids needed a place to play,
we created an inclusive environment.
West Metro Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with special needs off the sport courts. For baseball and kickball,the main barriers for these children arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional youth leagues, so we play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries. In basketball, loud gymnasiums and 7 foot baskets, are a barrier for our special athletes, so we keep the groups small, lower the baskets, and use adapted hoops to teach our skills and drills.
In other words, it provides a level-playing field where differently-abled children can
hit, run, catch, dribble and shoot- just like other kids.
Our players may not be able to play as well as their peers,
but they have an equal amount of love and determination to play sports.