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Reach 11 Opens – Fields Are Ready; Let’s go!

The City of Phoenix has opened the Reach 11 fields!  Whaaahoooo!!!

This brings the number of adaptive fields in the State of Arizona to 3 and I hear there a re still a few more to come – the YMCA is building one and I know the East Valley Miracle League is also working on one.

I was honored part of the crowd at the Grand Opening Dedication with about 100 other people and the reception was great.  I was inspired by the comments of Rich Dozier, Brandon Webb and Chad Tracy – each had a field named for them in the complex; the fourth field was named ‘Partner Field’ in honor of the organizations and people who support the Diamondbacks in their field building program – now at 26 statewide and growing!

As the ribbon was cut and the fans flowed into the facility, a group of players ran on to Partner Field and took up an impromptu game. 

The sign-up process to play on these fields is different than just filling out a form and mailing, faxing or dropping them off.  Athletes and Buddies may register online or in-person at any of these locations –

  • Beuf Community Center
  • Deer Valley Community Center
  • Desert West Community Center
  • Devonshire Senior Center
  • Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center
  • Mountain View Community Center
  • Paradise Valley Community Center
  • South Mountain Community Center
  • Sunnyslope Community Center
  • Washington Activity Center

A brochure is downloadable here.

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Practice, Practice, Practice – Making a Miracle League Athlete

pict6977.jpgLast night was the final practice before the season opener for the City of Surpise Buddy Ball Miracle League 2007 Spring Season.  Under the lights, in the cool of the evening, kids playing baseball… what a treat…

The Practices serve to orient the players, the buddies and the officials so that the games come off fun and safe for the players.  Last night the athletes were proving their game ready form and getting ready for Opening Day.

If you’d like come out and watch (email us if you want to participate), here are the details –

  • What – City of Surprise Buddy Ball Miracle League 2007 Opening Game
  • When – Saturday, April 7 at 6:30PM
  • Where – DreamCatcher Park, 14534 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, Arizona (turn on Tierra Buena, about 1/2 block on the north side)
  • Who – Miracle League Supporters / Stakeholders / Athletes and interested parties

Come support the athletes and share in the fun… see the pictures for more of the story…

CoS Final Practice

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