Smiles on full display at Miracle League baseball opener

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Summer may be winding down, but the baseball diamond is heating up as the Miracle League held the opener for its ninth season Saturday.

Players ranging from age 4 to 78 packed into Miracle Field at Olsen Park in Wilmington for a day of grounders, pop flys, and most importantly, a lot of fun.

The league is put on by Access of Wilmington, an organization that strives to provide sports and recreation to all people living with disabilities in southeastern North Carolina.

If yesterday was any indication, it should be a smile-filled season.

Shannon Kernahan, whose son Dalton was playing on Saturday, said, “It’s a blast as you can see. It’s mostly dancing and baseball and music and hanging out with your friends. It’s a great place for him to meet other kids other than just in the school setting.”

The league will continue for the next seven Saturday with four games each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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