We are the West Michigan Miracle League
We love kids, baseball, and the spirit of the Miracle League. We have come together out of our love and support for a little boy, Jed, who loves to play baseball. Jed is a brain cancer survivor who was left with physical limitations after the tumor resection, chemo therapy treatments and a stem cell transplant. Through his amazing spirit and God's grace, Jed played baseball in a conventional tee-ball league for a few years.
We have seen how Jed has benefited from playing baseball. His self-confidence and self-esteem have improved. He has become physically stronger. He's made new friends and learned the value of being on a team. Most importantly, it's helped to break down barriers for kids with disabilities. Until he had the opportunity to play baseball, Jed always cheered for his family at their sporting events. Baseball has given Jed the opportunity to have his family cheer for him.
We want to share that experience with others in West Michigan. The West Michigan Miracle League will provide this opportunity to kids with physical and mental disabilities.
We have raised money for the second phase of an accessible playground that is adjacent to Nate Hurwitz Field. Players and friends are able to come early to the games or stay after and play on a playground where they are not limited by steps and ladders. All children, regardless of ability, are able to enjoy this playground. We will evaluate improvements and additional pieces of equipment as time and money allow.
WZZM aired a story on Tony and Jed Comden, showing Jed's amazing abilities and love of the game.
Board of Directors
We are fortunate to have a talented and dedicated Board of Directors. Meet the Board »
The Miracle League has established more than 250 local organizations across the country, including four in Michigan (Southfield, Plymouth, Saginaw, and Lansing). We have partnered with the West Michigan Sports Commission to include a Miracle Field in West Michigan. The field will be part of a larger state-of-the-art baseball/softball complex in Rockford.