KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Western Michigan University and Michigan State University baseball teams have partnered to host the “Day of Miracles” game to benefit the Southwest Michigan Miracle League (SMML).
The game will be played on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 4:05 p.m. and will be held at Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field. Entry to the game is by donation only, with all proceeds going to SMML.
The event will include:
- An appearance by Tennessee Walking Horse “Johnny Cash” and rider Abby Stanek before the national anthem
- A silent auction
- Miracle League players will be invited onto the field with collegiate athletes for the national anthem in addition to being asked to run the bases with the teams after the game
The WMU and MSU baseball teams have a history of partnering with their local Miracle League organizations.
When asked about this event, the Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr. says “Our partnership with the Miracle League of Mid Michigan has been one of the highlights of our program for the past 14 years. It’s an honor to be associated with such a special group of youngsters…they certainly make our day better with the smiles on their faces as we all take to the pitch.”
WMU baseball coach Billy Gernon shared, “Being part of the Miracle League of Southwest Michigan has been a blessing to me and my team and we are lucky and privileged to have the opportunity to serve this wonderful group of children because every child deserves a chance to play baseball.”
Jud Hoff, President of SMML, noted that attending The Day of Miracles is a great way to learn more about the Miracle League and help support this great cause.
The Miracle League is a national organization that provides children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. A Miracle League pitch is a custom-designed pitch with a padded rubberized surface to help prevent injury and a flat playing surface to eliminate any impediments to wheelchairs or visually impaired players. SMML’s land is located at 12935 US-131, Schoolcraft, MI – next to the Dome. The spring 2022 season will be played on Saturdays from April 30 to June 11. Please see the full schedule here.