Helena Miracle League in search of teams, individuals for bowling fundraiser

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

PELHAM–Bowlers of all age and skill levels are invited to participate in an upcoming fundraising event to help the Helena Miracle League reach its ultimate goal of building a special needs ballpark in the city.

Bowling for a Miracle is set to take place Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1-3 p.m. at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham.

The proceeds from the bowling event will help fund the future home of the 125-foot baseball field that will sit on a plot of land roughly 2.5 acres behind Joe Tucker Park in Helena. This ballpark will feature ADA accessible restrooms, a pavilion area, concession stand and a disability accessible parking lot.

The Helena Miracle League is in search of 30 teams consisting of six bowlers per team. The cost associated with the event is $30 per bowler and will include two hours of bowling, free shoe rental, door prizes, food, a silent auction, team prizes for the most money raised and the highest score.

The deadline to register for the event is Friday, Aug. 10, or until all spaces are filled.

The Helena Miracle League’s mission is to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play Miracle League Baseball, regardless of their abilities, promote community support and sponsorship of Miracle Leagues and promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League players and their families.

Other alternative uses for the future field in Helena could include visits from nursing home members for exercise, kickball, soccer and Special Olympics events.

For more information on Bowling for a Miracle, contact Greg Arcara at 566-1426 or greg@arcarahomes.com.

The Helena Miracle League continues to host a wide-range of fundraisers to help with the project and more information can be found at Facebook.com/HMLAngels/ or Helenamiracleleague.com.