WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Salt Lake Bees took their “Show on the Road” to the Utah Miracle League Saturday afternoon in West Jordan.
Kraig Williams, communications manager for the Salt Lake Bees said they partnered up with the Utah Miracle League to help bring Allstar games to the league.
Bees players Parker Bridwell, Drew Gagnon, Eric Young Jr. and others were in attendance along with Bumble, Honeybees and Salt Lake Bees staff, bringing the fun of Smith’s Ballpark to the SME Steel Field of Dreams. Bees players and support staff helped serve as buddies for the Miracle League teams, signed autographs and handed out vouchers for a future Bees game to the Miracle League players.
Miracle League is an adaptive baseball program for individuals with disabilities, ages 3-22. The field is wheelchair accessible and players of all abilities take part in the fun. The program began in Georgia in 1998 to give children with disabilities the opportunity to dress in uniforms, play baseball and be part of a team. This year the Salt Lake Bees sponsored two Miracle League teams, which enabled participants to play without an entry fee.