Miracle League of Louisville receives $55,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It was announced earlier this week that the Miracle League of Louisville is one of 224 organizations to receive a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children.

The $55,000 grant received by the Miracle League of Louisville marked the 14th largest grant.

Over $5.4 million was collected during the 64th annual telethon, thanks to generous donations from the public, agencies, hospitals, and schools across Kentuckiana.

The WHAS Crusade for Children Telethon has long been regarded as the nation’s most successful local telethon.

Other recipients included Norton Healthcare, Bellarmine University Physical Therapy Program, Uspiritus and Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS).

The Crusade for Children has raised more than $175 million in its 64 years with 100 percent of the donations going to help children with special needs.

WHAS Crusade for Children joins Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Louisville Bats, Dream Foundation of Kentucky, Wehr Constructors, and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company as confirmed sponsors for the Miracle League of Louisville.

Wave 3 News – New Louisville baseball league designed for kids with disabilities

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Around 10,000 children in the Louisville area aren’t able to play baseball according to estimate, but a brand new league is fixing that.

It called Miracle League, and it’s designed for kids with disabilities.

James Breeding is a Vice President with the Louisville Bats and on the board of the group bringing Miracle League to Louisville.

“There are 276 cities with them across the United States,” Breeding said. “Louisville is actually the largest city without a Miracle League.”

He said it’s long overdue and has already gotten major backing including the leadership of University of Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell.

“It’s not just a baseball project,” Breeding said. “It’s a quality of life project.”

Breeding has worked with others for more than two years to help ironing out a location and the logistics behind operating the league. It’s now planned to replace one of the multiple fields at Fern Creek Park.



Business First Louisville – A new baseball complex is coming to Louisville

The field will have a rubberized surface for wheelchair accessibility — and a splash pad and playground.

Read more at Louisville Business First.