The Miracle League: Every Child Deserves to Play Baseball

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Transforming families and communities

In 1997, Rockdale Youth Baseball Association's coach Eddie Bagwell invited the first child with a disability to play baseball on his team. Michael, a 7-year-old child who used a wheelchair, attended every game and practice. The community quickly realized the venue was not safe or accessible for his ability. The local Rotary President Dean Alford and his sister Diane Alford rallied the community to build a fully accessible baseball complex, the first of its kind. Kids with disabilities finally got the opportunity to make plays in the field and round the bases just like their peers.

Dean and Diane created The Miracle League to give every child the chance to play baseball, and the first Miracle League field opened in 2000 in Conyers, GA. Word spread quickly, and there are presently 315 Miracle Leagues serving more than 250,000 children with varying abilities. The Miracle League has transformed families and brought communities together like no other program.

We are authorized to provide .1 CEUs, 1 LUs and 1 PDHs, which meet Health, Safety and Welfare credits. We also offer AIA credit including nano units. After this 60-minute Learning Academy session, you’ll have an understanding of the following learning objectives:

  • The prevalence of disability on a worldwide, national, and local scale, and how many users benefit from inclusive community spaces.
  • How a Miracle League baseball program and inclusive playgrounds can transform communities and create inclusive play experiences for all.
  • How to successfully integrate a Miracle League complex and program into your inclusive recreation services offering.
  • The steps to bring a Miracle League baseball complex and program to your town.

We're an Authorized Provider of CEUs

Landscape Structures has been approved as an Authorized Provider by IACET, LA CES™ and AIA.

We're an authorized provider of continuing education credits.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
2201 Cooperative Way
Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1735 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292

CEU’s will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements:

1. Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event
2. Participate in activities and discussions throughout
3. Complete assessment with a passing score of 80%
4. Complete feedback/evaluation survey.