Six baseball teams took to an all-artificial-turf field at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, for the grand opening of The Miracle League of Newton County! The new field is located in the City Pond Park in Covington, and will now be home to a baseball league for physically and mentally challenged children and adults.
The very first Miracle League was started in Rockdale County in the late ’90s when a coach welcomed a young disabled boy to join his team. A couple heard the story and fund raised to build the very first Miracle League stadium in Conyers. Now, there are over 250 Miracle Leagues all over the world in the US, Australia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and South America!
There are six teams in the Newton County League, with 12 players on each team. Games will take place every Saturday up until June 6, with three games each day. By the end of the season, each team will have played a total of seven games.
Come out to cheer on one of the teams or sign-up to be a buddy to one of the players by calling the Newton Recreation Center at (770) 786-4673 or by downloading the Buddy Volunteer form. It is so great to see an organization like this in Newton County!