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The Hartford’s Charlotte Community Giving Committee Grant – December 16, 2016 

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A special Thank You goes out to The Hartford’s Charlotte Community Giving Committee for bestowing a $1,500.00 grant to our Miracle League of Indian Trail on December 16, 2015.

This donation will go a long way to helping us remove the barriers that prevent individuals with disabilities from playing baseball and recreating on a safe surface.

 

Indian Trail Christmas Parade – December 6, 2015

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The Miracle League of Indian Trail had fun marching in the 2015 Indian Trail Christmas Parade and meeting so many great people at the tree lighting event at Crossing Paths Park.

 

Indian Trail Trunk or Treat – October 23, 2015

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Our Special Projects Chair Lynne Palmer, Fundraising Chair Saundra Quickle, and Vice President Bob Green participated in the Indian Trail Trunk or Treat event giving out candy to costumed youngsters and information to their parents at Chestnut Square Park.

 

Compass Ed Club Presentation – October 20, 2015

Our President, David Drehs, made a presentation to the Compass Ed Club at South Piedmont Community College, a program under the umbrella of Adult Basic Skills, that serve adults who have an intellectual disability, through academic based classes. We appreciate Robin Pittman, Basic Skills Coordinator/Instructor for inviting us and helping spread the word about our Miracle League.

 

Union County Town Managers Meeting – October 8, 2015

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On that beautiful Carolina day our President, David Drehs, climbed the scoring tower at Crooked Creek Park to make a presentation to the monthly Union County Town Managers meeting hosted by Indian Trail. The venue provided a unique view of the future home of our ball field and playground 

 

The Hartford Event – September 23, 2015

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The Miracle League Carolina Storm Wheelchair Softball and Rollin’ Hornets Basketball players took the field at The Hartford’s Charlotte office to demonstrate wheelchair basketball and wheelchair baseball.

We appreciate The Hartford, a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds, partnering with our Miracle League to help remove the barriers that prevent more than 150,000 adults and 15,000 children with disabilities in the greater Charlotte area from playing sports.

A special Thank You goes out to The Hartford, Jillian Wallace, for organizing the event and for her continued support of our Miracle League. We also thank friend and Hartford employee, Gary D’Onofrio, for helping spread the word about our mission.

 

Carolina Storm Bid for World Series! – August 6 – 8, 2015 

Our Carolina Storm Wheelchair Softball players have partnered with the South Carolina Mauldin Maulers team and are in a position to win the National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA) World Series in August.

Our Miracle League of Indian Trail Vice President and Coach of the Carolina Storm team, Bob Green, reported this powerful team tore up the field winning the regional tournament in Georgia in July, going undefeated!

Coach Bob said, “…we beat the Shepherd team from Atlanta 11-6. Next game we took on the team from Nashville Tenn. (the #5 ranked team in the country last season) beat them 10-1 and then beat them again in the championship game.”

That tournament, a one day regional event in Alpharetta, GA is a prelude to the upcoming NWSA World Series in Bilouxi, MS on August 6th – 8th – https://www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/wheelchair-softball-world-series

When asked for pictures Coach Bob apologized saying “Sorry – too busy to take pictures.” But we did find this picture from the team’s win at the NWSA Southeastern Slugfest in Greenville, SC in June.

With your help maybe one day our Miracle League will host tournaments or a World Series.

Join us as we cheer for the team from here in Indian Trail!

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Champs! Left to right – Tim Hartman, Lucio Torres, Michael Hoffman, Danny Brooks, Byron Armentrout,
Chris Humphrey, J.J. Griffin, Ieremia “Lucky” Fualae and Josh Lyles.  

World Series Finish – Congratulations to the Mauldin Maulers/Carolina Storm for finishing as the tenth best team in the country.

See local news report on the World Series Click Here

 

Indian Trail July 4th Parade – July 4, 2015

Homer and the Carolina Storm Wheelchair Softball Team players participated in the Indian Trail July 4th Parade. It was a great day and everyone had fun!

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First Annual Charity Golf Tournament – 6/6/15

Golf Tournament First Annual copyThe Miracle League of Indian Trail hosted a its First Annual Charity Gold Tournament at Emerald Lakes Golf Club on Saturday, June 6th, 2015.

It was a great event which included green fees, cart and prizes; raffling off a 60″ big screen TV; the best BBQ dinner ever, and much, much more.

Special thanks goes to David Cohn and Shirley Howe for organizing the event; to our board members, volunteers and friends who worked so hard to make it a wonderful day; and to our sponsors, donors and supporters for continuing to help us reach our goal.

Click Here to see Pictures from our Golf Tournament.

 

Crooked Creek Park Grand Opening – 5/30/15

Look who made his inaugural debut at the Crooked Creek Park Grand Opening – our very own HOMER! 

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THANK YOU, HOMER! 😉

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Special Thanks goes to Thrivent Financial for supporting The Miracle League of Indian Trail at the Crooked Creek Grand Opening. 

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Homer with Shirley Howe, MLIT Fundraising Chair, and David Drehs, MLIT President.

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The Carolina Storm and Mauldin Maulers Wheelchair Softball Teams held a pick up game and practice on the Sardis Elementary School parking lot, where the Storm is forced to regularly practice. We want to get these players off the hot, hard asphalt and onto our safe rubberized surface Miracle League field.