MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – On an overcast day Sunday, March 14 there was one little star that lit up John Kurtz Field better than a cloudless day. As part of “Miracle League Day” at the ballpark, Dy’Lon Rayford, Milledgeville native and kindergarten student at Midway Elementary, threw out the first pitch.
As part of the day’s efforts during the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) win over Augusta State University, the Bobcat baseball team, working with Midway, raised well over $500 for the Miracle League of Macon.
With the slogan of “Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball” The Miracle League provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. The league utilizes an ADA approved synthetic rubber turf field that allows all children with special needs an opportunity to play on a “level”-playing surface. The Miracle League allows these children an opportunity to finally play baseball for the first time in their lives.
Rayford plays in the Macon Miracle League, and made a great impression on teams and fans in attendance. Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com for videos and photos of the pre-game festivities.
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