Islanders Athletes Volunteer with Miracle League of Corpus Christi

Published: October 15, 2013

Islanders Athletes Volunteer with Miracle League of Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders athletes volunteered their Saturday to help children with special needs during the Miracle League of Corpus Christi’s fall baseball league game on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Citgo Miracle League Field.

Islanders athletes representing the men’s basketball, baseball, golf, and track and field teams were partnered with a youth participant during their three-inning game. Islanders athletes guided their partner during the game. The Miracle League participants had a chance to hit the ball, run bases, and make a home run.

“We’re here to support these kids,” said Islanders track and field athlete Billy Scott. “Kids want to go have fun. They want to be in sports and leagues. We’re here to help them do that.”

The Miracle League of Corpus Christi hosts leagues every Saturday for a seven-week period. The organization hosted four youth teams, the Phillies, the Rangers, the Astros, and the Rockies during this fall’s league.

“An event like this brings awareness to the community,” said Bianca Gonzales, Miracle League of Corpus Christi and YMCA Sports Director. “We have so many children and adults in the Coastal Bend community with cognitive and physical disabilities that don’t get opportunities like these.”

The Miracle League of Corpus Christi is a non-profit organization providing opportunities for children with mental and physical disabilities to play baseball. The local group actively promotes community support and sponsorship of the Miracle League, as well as the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League players, their families, and friends.