MSU Softball Again Assisting with Fall Youth Miracle League
Oct. 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri State softball team is back for a second year of volunteering to aid the youth Miracle League of Springfield. The Bears have been volunteering under the "Buddy" program providing encouragement and assistance as the young players with disabilities participate in baseball or softball.
"This year we are able to commit to all seven weeks," said Associate Head Coach Beth Perine. "Our team is split, half come for the 6 o'clock game and half come for the 7 o'clock game. This is a wonderful opportunity for our team to share their love of our sport with players who have a passion for the game."
The softball team will participate in the entire seven-week fall season that began on Sept. 9 held on Monday evenings at the Betty and Bobby Allison Miracle League Ball Field at Dan Kinney Park on Springfield's southeast side. Each Monday, there are games scheduled at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. MSU has split the team into two groups of volunteers in order to assist at both games each evening.
The Betty and Bobby Allison Miracle League Ball Field is a specially equipped, custom designed fi¬eld with a cushioned synthetic turf that allows children in wheel chairs and walkers to glide unrestricted without fear of injury. It is a level playing ¬field where children with disabilities can hit, run, catch and play ball.
For more information on the Miracle League Field and Leagues, visit the Springfield-Greene County Parks and Recreation website at http://www.parkboard.org/miracle_field/index.htm.
The softball Bears will also be volunteering at the Bass Pro Marathon this Sunday, November 3 and will be working the aid station at mile marker 4. Additionally, the Bears will be helping with Meals A Million on Friday, November 15 as the team continues to give back to the community.