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By Terry Richards, The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA â€” They were swinging for a miracle.
The Valdosta Junior Service League 2014 Provisional Class hosted â€œA Major Start to a Miracle Leagueâ€ Sunday afternoon at Valdosta State Universityâ€™s Steelâ€™s Diamond at Blazer Park. The event benefits the Miracle League of Valdosta.
The purpose of the event was to register physically and mentally challenged children and adults to take part in Miracle Leagueâ€™s spring season, said Meghan Schunhoff, Valdosta Junior Service League Provisional Class member.
The Miracle League of Valdosta is a non-profit organization that provides everyone with mental or physical disabilities an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.
Attendance for the event was good, and 67 people were registered, she said.
Early in the event, physically and mentally challenged kids and adults took to the field for training sessions with volunteers, including VSUâ€™s softball team, she said.
This was followed by a charity game involving Valdosta High School and Lowndes High School varsity players.
At the end of the game, the Valdosta Junior Service League presented a check to Miracle League officials for $6,000 toward a field of the Leagueâ€™s own.
The Miracle Leagueâ€™s season starts March 10 at Freedom Park.
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