Oct. 30, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the second year in a row, several members of the Florida State University baseball and softball teams will reunite with athletes from the Miracle League for the Miracle Sports Seminole Showdown at the Miracle Field over at Messer Park on Thursday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.
The event will feature several current FSU baseball and softball student-athletes who will play baseball against members of the Miracle Sports of Tallahassee, which is a program of the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association. The non-profit agency "enriches lives through accessible inclusive recreation and active leisure for all." The Miracle Sports participants include both kids and adults.
Community members and fans attending Thursday night's event can help fund the Miracle Sports of Tallahassee program by eating dinner at the park. All concession proceeds will go toward ensuring the future of the life-changing program. Those in attendance will get a look at the new sun shelters that were built at the field over the last year and were made possible by a grant from the American Academy of Dermatology.
The Miracle Field is located at Messer Park between Pensacola Street and Jackson Bluff near Tallahassee Community College.
"Florida State softball is excited once again to take part in the Miracle League Showdown," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "It is very rewarding for our players and staff to be involved in a great initiative like this. The final day is bittersweet for all of us because we enjoy going to Messer Park every Thursday and spending our time with those involved in the organization. At the same time, we know it is going to be a lot of fun teaming with the baseball players and competing against the Miracle League players."
"This is something we have been looking forward to since last year," said senior captain Justin Gonzalez. "We had such a great time with everyone from the Miracle League last year. Being a part of something special like that really puts things in perspective. Playing baseball and being part of a community like that allows us to play for something greater than just ourselves. It's great to interact with everyone associated with the Miracle League and to see the smiles on their faces."
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