Based out of Cary, North Carolina, the Miracle League of the Triangle represents one of the more than 250 Miracle Leagues providing children with special needs across the world with the opportunity to play baseball. This branch caters to the state’s “Research Triangle,” which encompasses 13 counties.
North Carolina business leaders Robin Rose and Tony Withers developed the Miracle League of the Triangle after learning about the national body of Miracle Leagues in 2004. This began a two-year journey for the men, who hoped to feature 40 players and 100 volunteers on opening day. When the Miracle League of the Triangle officially started its first season on September 16, 2006, more than 100 players and 200 volunteers offered their services at Andy’s Foundation Ball Field.
Today, the group operates at maximum capacity. Twenty-two teams consisting of 320 players hit the field every year, and the public can select from more than 4,000 volunteer opportunities. To learn more, log onto http://www.miracleleagueofthetriangle.org.
About the Author:
A graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Melissa Zemcik recently served as Lead Kindergarten Teacher with The Goddard School. Melissa Zemcik is an active participant in the Miracle League of the Triangle.