FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2023
USSSA Is Now an Official Sponsor of The Miracle League’s 2023 All-Star Weekend, November 3-5 in Palm Beach County
In addition to sponsoring All-Star Weekend, USSSA will host Miracle League Night in August during a professional women’s fastpitch softball game at the USSSA Space Coast Complex.
VIERA, FLA. — The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), the No. 1 multi-sport association in the country, is honored and excited to partner with The Miracle League of Palm Beach County, which has been helping children and adults with special needs participate in baseball for almost two decades.
USSSA will be an official sponsor of The Miracle League’s fifth annual All-Star Weekend, which will take place for the first time ever in Palm Beach County, November 3-5. All-Star Weekend is expected to attract more than 150 players, 200 volunteers, and 50 directors from 25 cities in 20 different states and two countries.
USSSA’s sponsorship will allow for a free live stream of all All-Star Weekend games, and the association will provide promotional support and a fundraising campaign. Visit www.mlpbc.com to learn about the Palm Beach County league and for more information on All-Star Weekend as it becomes available.
The new partnership between USSSA and The Miracle League also includes a “Miracle League Night” that USSSA will host on August 1 at its Space Coast Complex during a Women’s Professional Fastpitch game between the USSSA Pride and the Smash It Sports Vipers. During Miracle League Night, Pride players will wear custom-made Miracle League-themed jerseys courtesy of New Balance. The game-worn jerseys will be available at auction, with all proceeds benefiting The Miracle League of Palm Beach County. Tickets can be purchased at usssapride.com.
“USSSA is committed to supporting the Miracle League of Palm Beach County and the pinnacle event, the All-Star Games in any way possible with the resources we have available,” said USSSA CEO Donny DeDonatis III. “We couldn’t be more excited to link arms with some of USSSA’s largest partners to provide additional support in enhancing this once-in-a-lifetime experience for these athletes and their families.”
Julia Kadel, Executive Director of the Miracle League of Palm Beach County: “Partnering with USSSA is a major WIN for the Miracle League. Their involvement has already proven to be more beneficial than anything we could have hoped for. We are looking forward to doing great things with USSSA as we gear up for All-Star weekend and beyond.”
Anyone willing to donate to The Miracle League All Star Game can do so by visiting https://square.link/u/lCnSENwh.
For more information on USSSA, visit USSSA.com. To learn more about The Miracle League of Palm Beach County, visit MLPBC.com
About The Miracle League
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children and adults with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other devices while helping to prevent injuries. Each player is also assigned a “buddy” who helps them navigate the game and enhance the experience. The first Miracle League field opened in Conyers, Ga., in April 2000. Word spread, and by 2005, fields had opened in South Carolina, Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, California and other states, including the opening of the Palm Beach County Florida field. There are presently 350-plus Miracle League organizations across North America, including Puerto Rico and Canada, while serving more than 450,000 children and adults. For more information on the national office, visit miracleleague.com.