Miracle League Los Angeles is the first of its kind organization in the Los Angeles area. We are a full 501c3 dedicated to providing a life changing experience for children with special needs by allowing them to play baseball on a field built specifically for them. With the support, passion and generosity of our partners at the Los Angeles Dodgers
Foundation, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Security Benefit and the LA84 Foundation we have been honored to be part of the creation of Los Angeles’s first universally accessible Dodgers Dreamfield at Baldwin Hills Recreation Center. Eventually we hope to have 10 full teams with at least 12 players on each team. Each team will have their own distinct uniform and hat, and all of the players will get a special award, and trophy at the end of the season. In our first season we also teamed up with our partners, other charities and the local community to provide the kids and their families special events, guests and opportunities off the field and between seasons as well.
Miracle League Los Angeles is dedicated to enhancing not only the lives of our players and volunteers, but our entire community by;
Providing children with special needs the chance to play baseball regardless of the physical and/or mental barriers that would prevent them from doing so in a traditional league.
Teaching understanding and inclusion by allowing children from the community to interact and build lifelong bonds with special needs children in ways that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to.
Promoting community support and involvement with our league, our players and their families.
Additionally, no child will ever be turned away due to their family’s inability to pay. Financial aide will be made available every season to cover any and all costs for players that they are unable to cover. In our first season 30% of our families received full financial aide to pay for their participation.
The Miracle League has received local and national media attention. The league has been chronicled in the local newspaper, televised locally on NBC, ABC, Connecting With Kids and FOX, Atlanta affiliates and nationally on CNN, MSNBC and Fox Sports. In July 2001, the league was profiled on a segment of HBO’s Real Sports. Articles profiling the league appeared in People, Family Circle, and Rotary International magazines. In January 2002 the Miracle League were awarded the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award and on January 24th PAX TV’s “It A Miracle” told the story of Conyers Miracle League Player Lauren Gunder and in 2014 The Miracle League was visited by then President of the United States Of America, George W. Bush. February 2002 the Miracle League Players were featured in Rotary Internationals’ PSA chosen out of 500 applicants. Winter of 2002 the Miracle League again was profiled in the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. January of 2002 won the 11ALIVE TV Community Service Award and June of 2002 took the Jefferson Award, The American Institute for Public Services, founded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator Robert Taft, Jr. One of the greatest achievements was being inducted to The Baseball Hall of Fame in
006. In 2002 The Miracle League was featured in People, Family Circle, Rotary International, TIME, Sports Illustrated, FOOD Network’s Paula Deen’s Magazine, Embracing Changes, to name a few. 2008 a Wine was created for Braves Player, Chipper Jones and The Miracle League was the beneficiary of its worldwide sales. And recently received the National Consortium for Academics and Sports Award.
The publicity from these media events, coupled with positive word of mouth, raises awareness among the families of children with special needs and allows the Miracle League Association to take the program across the country. Presently there are 275 Miracle League organizations across the country including Puerto Rico, Canada and our
newest member country Australia. The Miracle League is proud to serve over 200,000 children and young adults with special needs.
“Miracle League Los Angeles is the place that our kids are celebrated asthe MVP’s that they truly are!”
-Meshell Baylor MLLA Parent
“Pediatric Therapy Network families are thrilled about the Miracle League and the LA Dodgers Foundation partnership in this project. Thank you for doing what you do for our children and families and making baseball accessible to ALL children of ALL abilities!”
-Judith Diamond Corporate and
Community Relations Manager
Pediatric Therapy Network
“Working with the kids, families, partners and volunteers at Miracle League Los Angeles has been, hands down, one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life.”
“Miracle League Los Angeles, our players and families inspire me every week. Being with the kids and seeing
their pure joy is amazing.”
-James Singleton MLLA Volunteer