Fundraiser nets $3,500 for Helena Miracle League
Published 3:59 pm Friday, January 18, 2019
By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer
A recent fundraiser at different Buffalo Wild Wings locations across the Birmingham area helped raise thousands of dollars for a local Helena charity.
The Helena Miracle League teamed up with the popular sports restaurant and bar Buffalo Wild Wings that resulted in more than $3,500 raised for the league to use toward its goal of building a special needs ball park.
Ten percent of all food sales on Monday, Jan. 14 were donated to help support the league at Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Alabaster, Hoover, U.S. 280, down town Birmingham, Gardendale, Trussville, Tuscaloosa and Pell City.
All of the proceeds from the night helped 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’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.
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.