Columbia River Miracle League: Baseball for All in Vancouver

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Every Child Deserves A Chance to Play Baseball. This is the mission of the Columbia River Miracle League and the mission of Miracle Leagues throughout the country. Join us today at Autism Empowerment Radio as we interview Craig Mills, League Director and Ralph Heiser, League President and learn about the impact this amazing league makes within both the autism community and the special needs community at large. This Southwest Washington non-profit (soon to be renamed the Miracle League of Vancouver, Washington) first started in 2008 with seven players. In 2013, as they plan to begin their Spring season, they have over 120. Players wear uniforms, have coaches, buddies (often volunteers from local high school and college baseball teams) and a tremendous amount of fun. Regardless of physical or developmental ability (there are a wide range of disabilities represented), the Columbia River Miracle League provides a fun, family-friendly atmosphere where every player gets to bat, everyone is safe, everyone scores and every player wins. Their current goal is to expand and have a specialized rubberized field at Pacific Community Park in Vancouver, WA. The non-profit is hoping to raise $300,000 for this dream to come true. Autism Empowerment & The Miracle League of Vancouver know the value of community connections and collaboration. Autism Empowerment and The Miracle League of Vancouver are hoping to partner together to host a 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids with special needs and their families on March 30th, 2013. Listen in today and learn more about these incredible gentlemen and their plans for the Miracle League of Vancouver, Washington. http://www.columbiarivermiracleleague.org

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