The Fort Myers Miracle are proud to team with Dave Clark Foundation for the ninth annual Special Needs Baseball camp at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Hammond Stadium.
The baseball camp is open to the first 25 individuals, with a physical or mental challenge, age 18 and under.
The entire Miracle team and coaches will teach kids the baseball skills of hitting, throwing, catching and fielding. The camp affords the opportunity for campers to experience the feeling of being a professional baseball player for a day.
There is no cost associated with the camp. To register a child, call 239-768-4210 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, the child's full name, address, phone number, email address and any special needs for your child.
Kids are asked to bring their own baseball gloves and one adult chaperone is required. Each participant receives four tickets for the Miracle game that night at 6:05 against the Palm Beach Cardinals. Lunch will be provided following the camp activities.
Cape Coral resident Dave Clark hosts the camp. Suffering from the effects of post polion syndrome (PPS), Clark, 61, earned more than 600 wins during a 30-year baseball career that began in the early 1970s. Currently, Clark focuses his energy on public speaking, organizing disability events and is an envoy international coach for Major League Baseball.
As part of the Disability Dream & Do activities, Clark will present the "Pulling Each Other Along Award" prior to the 6:05 p.m. Miracle game versus the Palm Beach Cardinals on April 26. The award is presented to an unsung hero(s) whose selfless acts have helped those with a disability.