Get Involved: Miracle League Seeks Volunteers to Support Athletes

As New Albany Miracle League’s athletes prepare for the 2024 season, the nonprofit that offers adaptive baseball at an accessible stadium for children, teens, and adults with special needs, is seeking volunteer buddies to support them in achieving their dreams. Volunteers can get in the game with roles as coaches, buddies, game announcers, and facilities support staff. The stadium features a smaller, specially designed rubber turf field and athletes use special bats, balls, and helmets.

The nonprofit Miracle League of New Albany was founded by New Albany resident, Kevin Klingele, chief of orthopedic surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, who spearheaded planning and fundraising for the project that included the field, grandstand, dugouts, and video scoreboards. A 10-year lease from the City for five acres at a one-time fee of $10 helped the dream become reality.

Mirolo Dream Field at ADS Stadium opened in Swickard Woods at Wexner Community Park, allowing children with special needs to experience the joys of America’s favorite sport firsthand with their families and friends.