Special Needs Children Realize Baseball Dreams
Amway Global Article
The cracking sound of a bat hitting a baseball, the smell of a fresh new mitt, the cheers heard as a player touches home plate – these sensory memories are often a staple of childhood and adolescence across the U.S. and many other parts of the world. But for those with a physical or cognitive impairment, the opportunity to play baseball is either unavailable or comes with special challenges.
In 2004, Amway IBOs Hoyt and Karen Nunnally were introduced to the Miracle League of South Fulton in Georgia, a team of 40 special needs children and young adults aged 3 to 19 who are fulfilling their dream of playing baseball. “We showed up (to our first game), and it’s been history since,” says Hoyt.
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