Improving accessibility and safety for children and adults with special needs
Summerville, SC (July 24, 2018) – The Leadership Dorchester Class of 2018 is honored to announce a partnership with the Summerville Miracle League for the 2018 Leadership Dorchester service project.
Founded in 2008, the Summerville Miracle League is committed to enhancing the lives of people with special needs through our favorite national pastime of baseball. Each year more than 200 children and adults with special needs have the opportunity to play baseball with a volunteer partner at the Summerville Miracle League field, located at the Saul Alexander Park, 615 South Laurel Street in Summerville.
In the past 10 years, the Summerville Miracle League has helped more than 400 families create wonderful memories, with the support of hundreds of volunteers from our greater Dorchester community.
“Every child, no matter their disability, deserves the chance to play baseball,” said Michael Lisle, chair of the Summerville Miracle League board. “We are passionate about bringing together our athletes and their families in a positive and enriching way.”
Now in its 10th year, Leadership Dorchester is an 11-month leadership program hosted by the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce. From Dorchester Paws to Colonial Dorchester to the Home of Hope, Leadership Dorchester has made a lasting impact in our greater Dorchester community by spearheading renovations, fundraising, rebranding, community visibility and more for the organizations selected as part of the annual service project.
This year’s Leadership Dorchester project will focus on improving accessibility and safety at the Summerville Miracle League park for families and guests. The project includes building a wheelchair-accessible press box on the field and installing Wi-Fi, as well as additional projects this fall as fundraising efforts continue.
Join the Summerville Miracle League and Leadership Dorchester at the first annual Wiffle Ball Tournament and Fundraiser!
Wiffle Ball Tournament and Fundraiser
Friday, August 24 | 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Saul Alexander Park, 615 South Laurel Street, Summerville
*Visit https://bit.ly/DorchesterMiracles to sign up your wiffle ball team or make a donation to your favorite wiffle ball team. Team registration is $150 with a maximum team of 6 people. A special prize will be awarded to the team that raises the most money for the Summerville Miracle League!
*Come out on August 24 to cheer on our teams and enjoy ball park food and entertainment in support of the Summerville Miracle League.
*Instead of a 7th inning stretch, join us on the field for a Homerun Derby. $1 per ball to anyone who wants to play.
The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Dorchester program is an 11-month intensive and comprehensive study of the political, civic, economic and social dynamics in action within Dorchester County. The 25 member class participates in unique opportunities in team building exercises, professional network development, training and leadership development. Leadership Dorchester emphasizes diversity and develops proactive, forward-thinking leaders that can identify and offer unique solutions to specific community issues.
Since its establishment in 1911, the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce has been an integral part of the growth of Summerville and the surrounding areas. Our vision is to preserve small town charm and inspire world class business. For more information, please visit www.greatersummerville.org or call (843) 873-2931.
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