Release courtesy of the SVSU Sports Information Department
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. -- The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team took some time out of their busy schedule to participate with the Great Lakes Bay Miracle League, which creates a safe and enjoyable baseball experience for children with mental or physical disabilities.
"This experience gave us a whole new perspective on life," said SVSU baseball head coach Walt Head. "All of a sudden baseball wasn't very important anymore."
The Great Lakes Bay Miracle League welcomes girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 18, regardless of his or her previous experience or level of ability. The park is located at Frank N. Andersen Recreational Complex, within Liberty Park, in Bridgeport Township.
"It was definitely rewarding to help the children enjoy the same game that I love to play," stated Cardinal baseball student-athlete Josh Appel.
The vision for The Great Lakes Bay Miracle League is to move beyond the game of baseball and become the premier provider of a variety of opportunities for people with special needs, their families and our communities to grow together.
"We are very happy we could be part of such a great program," said coach Head.