The Miracle League of San Diego celebrates Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 26, inviting all players, coaches, volunteers and buddies to wear Halloween costumes. Celebrity pitchers will also be on the mound from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Engel Family Field, a Little Padres Park in San Dieguito Park, 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, 92014. Miracle League players will have the rare opportunity to come face to face with some of their favorite current and former Major Leaguers. Last year’s line-up included former Padres All-Star second baseman Mark Loretta and former Padres Relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman. This year expect to see Major League All-Star Catcher Brad Ausmus and Major League pitcher Rick Aguilera.
The Miracle League of San Diego provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league. “This is our 4th Annual Celebrity Pitcher Day and we’re proud to announce the San Diego Padres as our $5,000 sponsor,” says Dan Engel, co-founder of Miracle League of San Diego. “Employees of the San Diego Padres will join our volunteers on the field as umpires and score keepers and help us out with our brick and gear sales.”
On Oct. 26, the Miracle League of San Diego will also hold its first-ever Community Resource Fair. This year’s participants include Autism Spectrum Therapies, Music Plus Movement and United Cerebral Palsy, providing important information for Miracle League families.
Additionally, the Miracle League of San Diego will hold a drawing for valuable keepsakes that includes unique Miracle League quilts, baseballs signed by Padres’ Buddy Black, Will Venable, Luke Gregerson and a bat signed by Carlos Quentin. Tickets for the drawing can be purchased on game day.
For more information, visit miracleleagueofsandiego.org.