Press release issued by Gloucester County:
On Saturday, April 14, Miracle League players and volunteers along with Gloucester County Freeholders attended the ceremonial first pitch and ribbon cutting at the Miracle League Field to commemorate the re-opening of the newly renovated field and the official start of the season.
The Miracle League field is specially made with rubber turf to accommodate the needs of players, and through funding from the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Gloucester County Special Services School District was able to resurface the specialized rubber surface, refurbish signage, paint the dugouts, and fix up the fencing.
Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Chila, said, “Miracle League provides an opportunity for all children, regardless of their abilities, to play organized baseball. The county was pleased to be able to contribute to the improvements to Miracle Field this year because it is so special.”
The Miracle League is a specialized league created for any student with a disability from ages four to 21 who resides in Gloucester County or attends Gloucester County Special Services School District. The league is currently made up of ten teams that are broken down into two age divisions: 4 to 12, and 13 and older. There are approximately 100 players, not counting the GCIT students, parents and other various organizations that volunteer to help and work as “buddies” for the players.