The John Adams High School baseball team will host the second annual Miracle Game at The University of Notre Dame this Saturday, April 13. The day will feature the Adams Eagles hosting a doubleheader with Benet Academy. All proceeds from the event will benefit Challenger Little League of South Bend.
Adams and Washington High School became the first South Bend public schools to ever play at 19-year old Frank Eck Stadium in last year's first ever Miracle Game. The event raised nearly $2,000 for special needs children.
"We are proud of the great support we received for last year's event," said first-year Adams head coach Sean Stires. "We had a well played baseball game and all the proceeds went to a great cause. We hope to raise even more this year to help special needs children have fun of their own on the baseball field."
Hundreds of Michiana special needs children have played on uneven grass and dirt Little League fields over the years. Those playing surfaces and even the traditional bases on them are not compatible with assistive devices, such as push and power wheel chairs and walking aides.
Challenger Little League will host its 2013 Opening Ceremonies and first games on Sunday, April 28 at Chet Waggoner Little League. Most games during the season will be played at the Kroc Center near Coveleski Stadium.
The April 13 Miracle Game II is set for a Noon first pitch. The day will begin with ceremonial first pitches to be thrown out by special guests. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Benet Academy, located in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, IL, is coached by former Notre Dame assistant baseball coach Scott Lawler. The second-year head coach was on the Fighting Irish staff from 2006-2009.
Admission to the doubleheader is $1 for students, $2 for all SBCSC employees and $4 for all other adults. Donations of all amounts will also be accepted at the gate and throughout the game. Checks may be written to John Adams Baseball.