What is the Miracle League of Massachusetts?
The Miracle League of Massachusetts is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that provides all children with the opportunity to play baseball in an organized non-competitive league at no cost to their family. Our players have cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral disabilities that keep them from playing in a mainstream league. Our league is a high-quality, safe and inclusive experience for our participants and their families.
Where and when are the games played?
Our games are played at the Joseph Lalli Miracle Field at NARA Park in Acton, MA. The address for the field is 75 Quarry Road. GPS systems sometimes put this address at the incorrect spot on Quarry Road. However, our field can easily be seen from the road. Entrance to our parking lot is on the right hand side next to the "Joseph Lalli Field" sign. Games are played on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall.
How are the games played? How long is a game?
Games are non-competitive in nature, with every player batting, rounding the bases and scoring each inning. The score is not kept as there is no game winner. The focus is on participation and inclusion rather than on winning. Volunteer "buddies" are assigned to each player to assist them to whatever extent necessary and provide encouragement throughout the game. Each game lasts about 75 minutes and we ask players to arrive early enough to check in with their coach and find their volunteer buddy.
Are there team practices between games?
No. We just have the Saturday games.
How can I donate money to your organization?
The Miracle League of Massachusetts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We accept donations online or by mail. All donations are tax deductible. Visit the donate section of our website for detailed information.