Big buddies lend helping hand at Miracle League Field

Two members of the Mount De Sales Baseball Team help a member of the Giants run home Saturday afternoon at Miracle League Field in Macon. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

MACON, GA -- Almost every kid dreams of hitting a walk-off home run or throwing a no-hitter on the baseball field.

Every kid deserves that chance. That was the case Saturday afternoon at Miracle League Field in Macon.

Miracle League, established in Conyers, Ga in 2000, is a baseball program for kids with special needs. Saturday afternoon, the baseball players had the time of their lives playing their favorite game.

They weren't alone however, the Mount De Sales Academy Baseball Team lent a helping hand to the miracle leaguers. The purpose of Miracle League is not only to let everyone play, but let anyone be part of the game.

"Let's just don't go seclude ourselves and play our own miracle league baseball," said Macon Miracle League President Dan Morton. "Let's bring the community out and let them be part of it."

Not only do the miracle leaguers have fun, but the experience isn't lost on the high school stars.

"I love coming out here every year and helping these kids," said Mount De Sales Senior Adam Leverett. "It makes me respect the game that much more."

Despite a tough schedule, Saturday afternoon was circled on the calendar for the Cavaliers.

"This is the biggest game we're involved in," said Mount De Sales Head Coach Bubba Pool. "Kids look forward to it every year and it's always a great day for us."

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