WHAT IS THE MIRACLE LEAGUE?
The vision of the Miracle League is to provide any disabled child, regardless of their level of disability, the opportunity to play league sports and enjoy the emotional and physical benefits of being part of a team sport.
The mission of the Miracle League of Greater New Orleans and the Miracle League North Shore is to promote the health and well-being of children with disabilities, provide opportunities for able-bodied children to learn about and interact with children with disabilities, and develop community awareness and support for the child athlete with disabilities through organized sports leagues. The Miracle League is designed to serve kids who cannot be accommodated by established baseball, basketball and soccer leagues due to the special needs of their disabilities. The vision of the program is to provide any disabled child, regardless of their level of disability, the opportunity to play league sports and enjoy the emotional and physical benefits of being part of a team sport.
Once the field is built, the program year will be divided into two, eight-week baseball seasons that run in the fall and spring. Our soccer season currently runs for six weeks on Saturday mornings in early Spring. Basketball also runs on Saturday morning, but in the Summer months.
Miracle League Northshore was founded in 2014 in an effort to bring Miracle League programs to serve St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes. A parent at Coquille Parks and Recreation with a special needs child approached the Recreation District 14 Board of Directors to begin the conversation and the campaign to make this dream a reality on the Northshore. Two years later, we are still in our capital campaign to raise the required $750,000 to make this field of dreams a reality for our athletes and their families.