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Miracle to host Special Needs Baseball Camp this Saturday

By Staff | May 5, 2010

The Fort Myers Miracle are proud to offer their fifth annual Special Needs Kids Baseball Camp on Saturday, May 8 at Hammond Stadium from 10 a.m. to noon.

The baseball camp is open to the first 25 individuals, with a physical or mental challenge, age 18 and under.

The entire Miracle team and coaches will teach kids the baseball skills of hitting, throwing, catching and fielding. The camp affords the opportunity for campers to experience the feeling of being a professional baseball player for a day.

“I am excited to be involved for the first time in this great event. The camp is well known throughout the Twins organization on how rewarding a day it is for campers and players alike,” said Miracle manager Jake Mauer.

There is no cost associated with the camp. To register a child, please call 239-768-4210 or send an e-mail to jdonahue@miraclebaseball.com. Include your name, the child’s name, full address, phone number, e-mail address, and any special needs for your child.

“This day always leaves an impression on our entire staff. To see the joy on the faces of the kids and our players makes this one of the best things we do at Miracle Baseball,” added Miracle General Manager Steve Gliner.

Kids are asked to bring their own baseball gloves and one adult chaperone is required to be in attendance with each child attending the camp. Each participant will receive four tickets for that evening’s Miracle game against the St. Lucie Mets as well as lunch following the camp.