Baseball…an old pastime that everyone can enjoy

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Everyone should be able to enjoy playing sports. Baseball is one of those sports that brings everyone together, especially when home runs are being cranked out, batter after batter. The Miracle League Duluth Area hosted its second annual home run derby on Sunday at Harrison Park.

If you have a child or know a child who would be interested in joining the Miracle League or volunteering, you can visit the Miracle League website for more information.

The derby is the signature fundraiser for the adaptive baseball league. "It’s bringing awareness to miracle league. We have a lot of programs in our area that kids with adaptive needs can’t participate in, and getting to see what it means to those kids to have a sport that they can participate in, says Ranta. They feel able to be a part in, and they get to do just like everyone else." Emily Ranta is the Executive Director of the downtown branch of the Duluth Area Family YMCA.

A few members of the miracle league participated in the home run derby. Quin N has been a member of miracle league since they started in 2011 and has his mind set on one big goal he’s looking to achieve this season. "Homeruns…a lot of home runs!"

Miracle Leagues 10 week season starts on Saturday, June 5th. All games are played at Harrison Park in Duluth. Everyone is welcome to participate or even come out and enjoy the games.