The High Point University baseball team spent Saturday volunteering with the Miracle League of High Point. The team worked with the kids that attended and played alongside them throughout the day. The event was featured on Fox 8 news on Nov. 13.
“We were glad to get back out to Miracle League this fall,” head coach Craig Cozart said. “It is such a tremendous program for some really special children. To see our guys out there sharing their love of the game and giving of themselves was special to see. Those kids live each day with such challenges that it makes our guys understand how blessed they are to be Div. I athletes. I am proud of them and the work they do to give back to the community.”
The Miracle League provides children with mental or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. The field has a special playing surface that is cushioned to help prevent injuries. It’s also completely flat, which allows easier access for the visually impaired and wheelchair-bound kids. HPU baseball has worked with Miracle League for five years.
The team has been very active in the community, participating in organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and taking part in the Fall Ball at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, a retirement community in High Point.
The team opens its 2014 season with a three-game series at Mercer Feb. 14-16 in Macon, Ga. The Panthers host Charlotte for the home opener on Feb. 18 at Williard Stadium.
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