Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields at Hatton Park 4850 Groh Lane, Fairfield, Ohio 45014
The Miracle League creates accessible and healthy opportunities for special needs youth to be physically active and live their dream of playing baseball in a safe, fun, and accepting environment.
Click here for a printable brochure with all league information.
"Our deep appreciation for the amazing job you and the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League have done for our children this season. Their joy while on the field playing, making new friends, being coaches, and assisted by such an amazing Y team of leaders and buddies is priceless.... THANK YOU to each one of you!"
~Testimonial from Miracle League participant parent
What is Miracle League?
The Great Miami Valley YMCA Youth Miracle Leagues are designed for children with special needs ages 5-16. Participants are not required to be a member of teh Great Miami Valley YMCA, as these leagues are open to all community participants.
The Mission of GMV YMVA Miracle League is to:
Provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities.
Promote community support and sponsorship of Miracle League teams and individuals.
Provide a safe, welcoming environment for all special needs children and families throughout our community.
Registration for any session of the Miracle League can be done at any of the Great Miami Valley YMCAs. Youth Miracle League registration fees are $20 per child, and include a player shirt, hat, and end of season award. For more information, contact Damon Knoche, Fairfield YMCA Executive Director, at (513) 829-3091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a printable registration form for upcoming seasons
Spring Miracle League
Registration Dates: January 5 - March 28
League Dates/Times: April 11 - May 30
Games Played on Saturday Mornings
Summer Miracle League
Registration Dates: April 25 - May 23
League Dates/Times: June 4 - July 23
Games Played on Thursday Evenings
Fall Miracle League
Registration Dates: July 6 - August 1
League Dates/Times: August 15 - October 3
Games Played on Saturday Mornings
The Miracle League is more than just playing a game, but it is also about making friends, building self-esteem, and being treated just like everyone else. Youth Miracle Leagues use a "Buddy" system - pairing each player with a peer or friend to assist them throughout the game. Each "Buddy" focuses on providing their teammate with an encouraging, safe environment in which their efforts produce success ineach facet of the game. The result is a bond that forever connects them as teammates. The Miracle League is a wonderful way to give back to others. For more information on how to become a "Buddy" or volunteer opportunities, contact Damon Knoche, Executive Director, at (513) 829-3091 email@example.com.
Click here for a printable volunteer application for the upcoming Miracle League season
Funds raised through YMCA efforts will provide financial assistance to special needs youth who would otherwise be unable to particiapte. Youth participants experience enhanced coordination and knowledge of the sport, but most importantly, youth aquire increased self-confidence and the joy of playing baseball. If interested in sponsoring the Miracle League youth sports program at the YMCA, please contact Kimberly Munafo, at (513) 887-0001 ext. 12. Donors are recognized on site throughout the season.
For more information about the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League and other opportunities to get involved please visit:www.nuxhallmiracleleague.org
For adult league information, visit www.trdonline.org for upcoming seasons.