NEWS | Nov. 8, 2012

Miracle League receives 437th AW support

By Sheila Turri 437th Maintenance Squadron unit program coordinator

43 Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing presented a check in the amount of $500 on behalf of the Joint Base Charleston First Sergeant's Council, to the Summerville Miracle League Nov. 3, in Summerville, S.C. The donation was raised by the First Sergeant's Association during the Commander's Cup Golf Tournament.

The 437th Maintenance Squadron is a sponsor for the Summerville Miracle League, a national program which provides a recreational outlet for children and adults with all types of disabilities.

Playing with team Falcons, Airmen from the 437th MXS Mavericks each partnered with a child for the game. Airmen helped the children with hitting the ball and making sure they ran the bases. Volunteers provided these children an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing baseball and had fun themselves while enriching our community.

The Miracle League was founded in 1999 and began as a baseball league for children with disabilities and has since grown to a network of national and international community baseball organizations.

The Summerville Miracle Leagues' goal is to enhance the lives of people with special needs. This is accomplished primarily through the national pastime of baseball, but also includes other activities that bring together our military, athletes and their families in a positive and enriching way.