Sign up now for Miracle League Spring Season; Volunteers and Buddies also needed

Sign up now for the Miracle League of San Diego’s spring season. The registration deadline for players and buddies is Jan. 31. The new season begins March 9, and games will be played at Engel Family Field at San Dieguito Park and Green Field at Coronado High School every Saturday until May 19, 2013.

It is now even easier to sign up with the Miracle League of San Diego’s new redesigned website at Player registration for the season is $75, but scholarships are available for any player who needs assistance.

Buddies and volunteers are also needed for the new season. Every player is matched with a buddy for the entire season and each buddy is paired with the player based on his or her unique needs. Game day volunteers run the snack shack, grill, and umpire positions.

“Volunteering at the Miracle League of San Diego is a fun way to earn community service hours in a rewarding environment. We are extremely proud of the bonds formed between our buddies and players,” says Dan Engel, co--president and co--founder of the Miracle League of San Diego. “Many of our buddies have been inspired to learn sign language or choose special education as their college curriculum as a result of their involvement in our program.”

The Miracle League of San Diego provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league at two locations in San Diego County: Engel Family Field, a Little Padres Park in San Dieguito Park, Del Mar and Green Field at Coronado High School in Coronado. Its mission is to ensure that every participant walks away saying they had a great day!