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Fall League begins Saturday, August 26.  Some may have registered for both spring and fall, but if you haven’t registered for fall, you must do so!  Click on REGISTER (youth or adult) to register NOW.  Must be registered by August 12 to be assured of a uniform for fall.

NOTE:   A NEW DATE FOR DMPD & DMFD/ALL STAR NIGHT–Thursday, September 9!  6 & 7 PM Games.  Contact Joyce to register or sign up August 26.

July 15 we welcomed “Journey of Hope” cyclists with two ALL STAR Games.  This group of young men annual rides across the U.S. honoring people with disabilities.  While it was hot, all who attended had a great time.

June 24 was our last Saturday of the 2017 Spring Season.  It was a beautiful day for baseball; Mother Nature finally gave us a lovely day.  Pictures were ready for pickup and we saw some great shots, both individual and team.  And it was DAIRY QUEEN DAY!  Free Dilly Bars for all players!  Thanks to area Dairy Queens for providing what has become an annual treat on the last day of the season!

Remember, avoid going through downtown on your way to the KML ball park today.  Not only are there street closures because of the Farmers Market, but this is also Art Festival Weekend!  Use MLKing Parkway from the east and west, turning south on SW 5th Street.  

Thanks!…
Special thanks to Tommie Clark of KCCI and Al Knudsen and Matt Cowie, and Matt’s Grandma and guardian for a heart-warming story on last night’s news. In case you missed it, You can find it on KCCI
http://www.kcci.com/article/man-not-expected-to-survive-past-infancy-overcomes-obstacles/10038231

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 Need to register your player for the Fall Season?  Click on Register – Youth 5-18 to register online!

Are you 19 and over?  Plan to join one of our adult teams–the Pirates or the Tigers!  Registration continues for fall ball.  Room for more!  Click on
Register – Adult 19 & over.

 

 Traffic/Parking Update
May 6 starts the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market.  Avoid going through downtown if you are coming in from the north.  Always best to take MLKing Parkway to SW 5th!

And if you’re playing or volunteering for the 2, 3, or 4 PM games, please note that the north and south parking lot entrances along SW 5th Street will be closed with yellow iron gates due to home Iowa Cubs June 17 game at 7:08 PM.  The center parking lot gate will be open–just tell the parking lot staff that you are attending a Kiwanis Miracle League ball game to enter.

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2017

May 27: Thanks to Walnut Creek Church members who volunteered to be our buddies all day plus Wells Fargo Retail Services at 10 AM.  We managed to get three games in before the rain. 

 

Fun time for all at our second annual “away” games at the Ankeny Miracle League ball park May 22.  We will be hosting the Ankeny ML players Monday, September 18

2016

Our first ever Halloween Game Night was October 20.  Great costumes by young and old.  Fun games.  Good treats. And wonderful weather.  It was a perfect evening, and lots of fun for all.  Who knows?  Perhaps this will become an annual affair!

Our annual trophy/pizza party, October 15, was another winner!  Over 450 attended, ate all of the pizza, got to see themselves on the big screen video, and took home a trophy!  What fun! 

September 24, we welcomed several visitors from the Middle East–Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, to name but a few.  Sponsored by the U. S. Dept. of State and the Iowa International Center, our visitors specialize in working with people with disabilities in their countries, and are here to see what we do in America.  They cheered on our players/buddies at the 1 PM game and actually buddied our 2 PM game.  Great fun!

September 12 was a special night as we hosted the players and coaches from the Ankeny Miracle League for two games.   All had a great time–and all players enjoyed a special treat in addition to the usual drink ticket–a hot dog!  Many thanks to the Southeast Polk Girls Softball Team for being our buddies!   

Thanks to the KML Board of Directors for putting all players and coaches in new uniforms this fall!  They are sharp!

2016 OPENING DAY VIDEO


Kiwanis Miracle League Opening Day 2016 from Brian Keairns on Vimeo.

Thanks to all for the wonderful 2016 SPRING SEASON.  Our last games of the Sunday were on June 25.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate particularly well–we cancelled the afternoon games due to heat.

We had great fun for the Police & Fire Departments’ ALL STAR GAMES on June 14!

Kiwanis Miracle League DMPP&FF All Star Game

THERE’S ALWAYS TIME FOR BASEBALL!

May 23 was the first of what we hope are many “away” games for our Kiwanis Miracle League players.   THE GAMES WERE GREAT!  We had 24 players for the game at 6 and 16 for the 7 PM game plus 7 coaches and 2 managers!  And our players’ new uniforms looked really snazzy!  We will be hosting the Ankeny Miracle League

Opening Day of our 2016 Spring Season was Saturday, May 7.  

THANKS to all who enjoyed FREE PIZZA at a special fundraiser at Pie Five Pizza opened in Ankeny.  Tips and 50% of proceeds from sale of desserts, salads, and drinks benefited both the Kiwanis Miracle League and the Ankeny Miracle League.

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What we do

Kiwanis Miracle League is truly a miracle as it provides a place for children with special needs to enjoy our nation’s pastime, Baseball.

But it is truly so much more than that. It is an opportunity for families to come together and enjoy the great outdoors and the spirit of competition. Or at least what WE call competition. You see, everyone bats, everyone scores and every came ends in a tie.

We also have space for dedicated volunteers, our “buddies” who help our players get the most out of the experience. Groups and individuals from all walks of life have volunteered to be buddies or our youngsters and we welcome you as well.  Click on “Volunteer” to learn more!

We also have been blessed with great supporters and financial donations to keep the field running.

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One of the best parts about Kiwanis Miracle League is the concession stand and every player enjoys a free drink after the game. Our players LOVE that!

But most of all, Kiwanis Miracle League is something you must experience for yourself. Come out to a game this season!

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Volunteer Now!

The Kiwanis Miracle League needs volunteers right away. Be a buddy, or volunteer in a variety of ways!

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Benefits

Improved Self Esteem
Make New Friends
Enjoy Some Fresh Air
Bond with Family and Friends
Eat Great Snacks
Play Ball

Baseball Quotes

“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.”

– Ted Williams, Red Sox
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updated 8.16.17   1:55 PM