Sept. 23, 2012
Charlotte volunteers at Miracle
League facility opening
of the Charlotte baseball team recently participated in opening
ceremonies at the Miracle League new facility at the University
The Miracle League allows children with
disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. Volunteers, such
as the 49ers, are paired with the children to help them play.
Redshirt freshman Patric King spearheaded the
project for Charlotte. He worked at the University YMCA during a
summer internship as part of his Levine scholarship.
“A lot of people came out to the grand opening.”
King said in a school release. “It was a great thing to see.
There were a lot of people out there who cared. It would be a
hard thing to turn away from seeing how much fun all of those
Charlotte Knights, including minority partner Bill Allen,
assisted in getting the field in Charlotte, the only
wheelchair-accessible field in western North Carolina.
“Our players did a great job and were blown away
by the facility, the enthusiasm of the kids and leadership of
the staff at the YMCA,” Charlotte head coach Loren Hibbs was
quoted as saying. “Our schedule will allow for our players to
attend three more Saturday events and we are looking forward to
continuing the relationship we have with the Miracle League at
(photos courtesy of UNCC Media Relations Office)