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Miracle League of Lakeshore to hold Spring Training Celebration

The Miracle League of the Lakeshore is kicking off the upcoming baseball season with its own spring-training event.

The league’s Spring Training Celebration will be held 5-8 p.m. March 9 at Fox Hills Resort, 250 W. Church St., Mishicot.

The Miracle League of the Lakeshore is a program of Goodwill NCW and is entering its sixth season.

The family-friendly event and fundraiser includes musical entertainment, food and refreshments, silent auction and raffles. Bill Jartz from WBAY-TV will emcee the event.

Admission to the Spring Training Celebration is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for Miracle League players. Tickets are available at the door.

Registration is now open to both players and volunteers for the 2019 Miracle League of the Lakeshore season. Opening day will be June 1. Games are played on the Goodwill NCW Field of Dreams at Dewey Street Park in Manitowoc.

Miracle League gives children ages 4-19 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to play organized baseball in an organized, noncompetitive league on a safe, accessible field with a synthetic surface. Each player is paired with a community volunteer who assists with hitting, rounding the bases and having fun. It’s about building relationships, improving self-esteem and being part of a team.

Community volunteers are needed to serve as buddies, coaches, announcers and umpires during the eight-week season.

For more information, visit miracleleaguelakeshore.com.

About Goodwill NCW: Goodwill NCW is a not-for-profit human services organization that in 2017 helped improve the lives of more than 70,000 people across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at www.reStitch.com, a women’s apparel website, and www.shopgoodwill.com. It offers four Donation Express sites in the Fox Valley and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of GuideStar.org, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit the website at www.goodwillncw.org.

 

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