May 25 was an extra special evening as we hosted eight international visitors from the United Arab Republic. These visitors were touring in the US and had a 3-day stop in Des Moines. Since they don’t have anything like a Miracle League in their countries, we were a special place for them. And we showed them how much fun playing in the KML is, with each of them playing right along with us! Nearly 150 visitors enjoyed a picnic and two games. Many thanks to all who made the evening such a success:
- The Iowa Premier Chevy Dealers and Shottenkirk Chevrolet for organizing and underwriting the picnic;
- To Hy-Vee for working with the Dealers in preparing the food and grilling on-site;
- To the girls of the SE Polk HS softball team for being our buddies;
- To all of the KML board and committee members for organizing and staffing that evening;
- To our PA Guy, Al, for doing all of the game time announcing and Cubs Coach Kevin and Brewers Coach Will for coaching the teams; and
- To Mother Nature for giving us a beautiful evening for our outdoor event!
It was a magical evening and one that is sure to be long-remembered by our international visitors.
updated 6.6.14 10:59 AM