This season was particularly special for the organization, as the games were played on a newly resurfaced field. The eight-year-old rubber field the League uses for children and adults with special needs to play baseball was replaced earlier this year, thanks to generous community donations. The new surface was revealed on opening day, April 7.
“Thanks to the generous outpouring of our community, our players were able to have a blast playing on the new field surface without having to worry about safety concerns,” said Kathryn Taylor, the marketing director for Miracle League of Tuscaloosa.
The final game day of the spring season was a special treat for players. The Elk’s Lodge of Tuscaloosa (Elks 393) sponsored the day by providing food for the players. Treats for the players were also provided by Sno To Go. In addition, the players were able to enjoy a petting zoo from H&H Farms and face painting by Heather Payne. The joy of the day was captured by Terri Lane of Terri Lane Photography, who took over 1000 photos of the games and events free of charge.
“I feel like this was one of the best spring seasons the Miracle League of Tuscaloosa has ever had,” Taylor said. “We are already looking forward to the fall season!”
Approximately 120 players and their families play ball with the Miracle League of Tuscaloosa. To learn more about the organization, visit miracleleagueoftuscaloosa.com.