9 a.m., May 8)
Miracle League of Ottawa kicks off inaugural season
By Fred Sherwin
a miracle that's been three years in the making. On Saturday,
the Miracle League of Ottawa kicked off its inaugural
season in Orléns bringing smiles to the faces of
dozens of physically challenged children.
Miracle League enables children who are restricted to
their wheelchairs, an opportunity to play organized baseball
on a specially designed, fully accessible field in Notre-Dame-des-Champs.
field is equipped with a synthetic surface that makes
it easier for wheelchairs to navigate around the bases.
and centre during Saturday's season opener was 13-year-old
Bryce Desrochers, the young man who was the main inspiration
behind the project, along with his parents Rollie and
really awesome because Im the inspiration and Im
here playing with all my friends, said Bryce grinning
from ear to ear as the crack of a bat could be heard in
Miracle League of Ottawa is open to special needs children,
young adults and adults who want to experience the joy
of playing baseball in a facilty that is designed and
equipped especially for them. To find out more visit miracleleagueofottawa.ca.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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