Last Saturday your ONW softball team hosted their annual Miracle League. They help children with disabilities enjoy a game of baseball including the national anthem, a hot dog race and the whole America’s past time experience. The kids split up into the Chicago White Sox and the KC Royals and the softball team from ONW and baseball team from Blue Valley SW helped coach them and cheer them on. The league is actively working with over 200,000 kids and ONW is proud to be apart of it every year.
“I think it’s a blessing and really cool that we get to put this on. The kids get to feel like a big league baseball player with the support of their families and friends in the stands cheering them on and my team in the dugout helping them out, and it’s just a really awesome experience for everyone involved. And it also gets the word out there of what’s going on in the world and reminds us to never take the things we love to do for granted.” -Coach Mahoney, head ONW softball coach
The league this year brought in over 30 kids to ONW’s session and many more families and friends and fans watching. Ran under Variety KC, the league also works to help spread awareness about the disabled community and their rights and struggles they face every day. You can be apart of the cause by volunteering to help out in a league or making a donation at themiracleleague.com.
This Friday, it is also the ONW softball team’s annual Team Beau Night to honor their asst. coach’s son, Beau. Beau was diagnosed with GNA01 shortly after birth, a genetic mutation affecting his muscle movement and growth. Beau’s family works very closely with organizations like the Miracle League and Variety KC to help the disabled community and other children like Beau.
“I think they both support really great causes and since we have such a big softball program here at ONW, things like the Miracle League and Team Beau turn into great successes through all the work we put into them.” -Jaycee Dehon, varsity ONW softball player
Don’t forget to make your donation to the Miracle League and come out and support the team and the cause this Friday at CBAC at 4 for Team Beau Night.