Aug. 28 – Miracle League Exhibition Game and Car Show Fundraiser

Aug. 28 – Miracle League Exhibition Game and Car Show Fundraiser

Orion Township, MI – On Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11am, The Miracle League of North Oakland is hosting a special Exhibition Game. There will be music, food, and smiles all around.

The Miracle Field is located at Friendship Park, 3380 W. Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360.

In 2019, Orion Township partnered with Easterseals Michigan and Independence Township to construct the Miracle Field.  The field is fully accessible and removes the barriers that traditionally keep those with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime.

It is more than just playing a game though. The Miracle League is about making new friends in an inclusive atmosphere, building self-esteem, and being treated just like everyone else. To help the athletes, they use a “buddy” system – pairing each player with a non-disabled peer. What results is a bond that cannot be described.

In addition to the baseball game, Golling Buick GMC of Lake Orion is hosting a Charity Car Show  benefiting the Miracle League of North Oakland, with proceeds benefiting the construction of the Miracle  Field concession stand, the latest addition to the Miracle Field.

The concession stand will enhance the experience for everyone, from the players to the spectators, and will be staffed by former Miracle League players. The concession stand will be fully accessible, including a picnic area and handicap-accessible restrooms.

“We are really excited for this exhibition game and “fun”draising charity car show.” Orion Township  Supervisor Chris Barnett said.  “The total project cost for the concession stand is $427,000, and we’ve raised close to $300,000 so far. It’s been amazing to see the support from the community for all aspects of this project. We are so close to our goal and getting this stand open!”

 

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