CCNJML provides people with disabilities a chance to play America's favorite pastime - baseball!
The Camden County NJ Miracle League is an official program founded and operated by Build Jake's Place.
This year's sponsor is brought to you by Camden County.
Games are played at "Boundless Field" located at Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill, NJ right next to the award-winning Jake's Place Boundless Playground.
Games are played Saturdays only beginning at 10AM for 8 weeks in the spring (April-June) and 6 weeks in the fall (September-October).
BECOME A MIRACLE LEAGUE PLAYER!
- Players can be male or female ranging in age from 5 to senior citizens who have a medically diagnosed disability.
- Uniforms are required for each game, but please dress appropriately for the weather.
- No parent/guardian = No play! The parent/guardian is expected to be the first responder in a case of sudden illness, accident or injury to their child. Parents/Guardians are also expected to have on hand any specific medications for their child and are solely responsible for all medical decisions involving their child.
- Weekly attendance is not mandatory.
- Each player bats at least once per inning.
- Each player reaches each base safely and no player is ever called "OUT!"
- Unless a home run is hit or the ball bounces over the outfield fence for a ground rule double, each player will advance one base.
- Last batter of the inning circles all four bases.
- Players can choose between being pitched to or hit off a tee.
- Players who are pitched to will receive a maximum of 6 pitches each at bat before using a tee so games can remain on time.
- No personal equipment purchase necessary. Players have use of league equipment (bats, gloves & helmets).
VOLUNTEER, BE A BUDDY!
Miracle League Buddies, also known as "Angels in the Outfield" are volunteers ranging in age from age 12 to senior citizens. No registration fee required, and every Buddy will receive a free CCNJML buddy t-shirt.
Buddies can be a family member, individual, or volunteer groups such as an organization, nonprofits, high school clubs, sororities, fraternities, church groups, etc.
- Arrive at Boundless Field no later than 9:30AM to help assist with setting up (afterwards; breaking down) league equipment on and off the field.
- Buddies are to assist players in fielding and batting (if needed) and ensure their safety at all times.
- Each player who is participating in the game, should have one buddy assigned to them for the entire game. In certain situations two buddies may be required.
- Please bring a baseball glove to use. If you do not own one, use of league equipment may be provided if available.
- When a hard-hitter is up to bat, Buddies are to step in front of your CCNJML player for protection.
- Always allow the CCNJML Player as much freedom as possible to play his/her own game to the best of their abilities.Talk to your player and find out what level of help they are comfortable with and assist that player according to their needs.
- If you need help please ask a Coach or CCNJML Official.
- Once the game has begun, cell phone use is strictly prohibited while on the field.
- If you must use your cell phone, first inform one of the coaching staff and/or another buddy so your player is not left unattended and step off the playing field.
- Be clean and appropriately dressed. A CCNJML buddy t-shirt is required. Only one per person. No flip flips or open toe sandals are allowed.
- Be a good spirit with enthusiasm, love, a good attitude and concern in motivating the players and their families.
- Become their friend; get to know the players and their families. You're probably making more of an impression than you know.
The 2017 Fall Season begins September 9, 2017.
Call CCNJML General Manager Arthur Aston at (856) 495-3080 or contact us using the form below.