Peggy Jo, on the left, and her son Charley are presenting Lynette Mitan with the first public tasting of Charley's Ballpark Mustard This occurred at the Fund Raising event, sponsored by Charley on Thursday July, 8 2005 at the Detroit Historic Museum for the benefit of The Miracle League of Michigan.
Charley would like to thank the many people who made this event happen in just three days from conception to execution.
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There is also a slideshow that can be accessed by anyone here.
All Star GameIn keeping with the All Star Weekend The Miracle League conducted a one inning All Star Game on Sunday July 10, 2005. In the slideshowyou will see not only the kids like 10 year old Shane Karabelski from Royal Oak with Downs syndrome. Volunteer Victor Doucette who is the copy editor of crains newspaper and the announcer who sounds much like the announcer at Comerica Park. Victor gives each kid a major league buildup and has cerebral palsy and says that he would have participated in the league if it had existed when he was growing up. Stephan Peck the President of the Miracle League of Michigan and the guy that serves up the pitches that the kids can hit. You will also see many of the buddies that assist the kids by directing them.
Wall-Mart Field is just 2 years old and was converted from a little league diamond but it still came with a half million dollar price tag. The surface is specially made so that wheel chairs and walkers don't get stuck.
All kids are given a chance to bat and all kids score a run. The score is not kept and both sides win. The kids are all either physically or developmentally challenged. The motto of the Miracle League is " Every Child deserves The Chance to Play Baseball"
The National Miracle League wants to build 500 fields across the nation to accommodate all the kids that are eligble.