Helena Miracle League Opening Day set for April 19

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – Spring is here and it’s almost time for the Helena Miracle League to begin its inaugural season with a special opening day celebration.

The Helena Miracle League’s opening day is set for Friday, April 19 as the exhibition game will kick off the inaugural season.

The game is set to begin at 7 p.m. at little Joe Tucker Park in Helena where there will be food and drinks available for those in attendance and Sanchez Tanniehill will sing the national anthem. Every child or adult that participates will receive also receive a commemorative jersey.

In addition to participants, the league is also in search of sponsors for the opening day T-shirts, Gatorade and water sponsors and volunteers to buddy with each player for the game.

One week prior to the game, the Miracle League will also host a ball field work day on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon to help prepare the field for the big night. Volunteers are needed for tasks such as painting, pressure washing, weed eating, blowing and other tasks.

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.

In the future, other alternative uses for the Miracle League 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 sign up to be a volunteer or sponsor, more information can be found at Facebook.com/HMLAngels/ or Helenamiracleleague.com. Chambliss can also be reached at 615-300-3047.

Little Joe Tucker Park is located at 230 Tucker Road in Helena.