Mission trip completed in partnership with Hope of the Poor!
Miracle Moment: Dan Jason joins Baseball Miracles, Inc. after a Memorable Mission in Mexico City
"There are defining moments in everyone’s life when things radically change. In January of 2020, I hopped on an airplane and headed to Mexico City. A friend of mine had told me about this organization that put on baseball clinics for kids in some of the most impoverished places on the planet. He said that you are going to be amazed by what this group does through the game of baseball. As a longtime baseball player and lifelong fan of the game, this opportunity sounded like something I could have dreamt up. Meeting John Tumminia, Kyle Bamberger, Mike McCarthy, and the rest of the Miracles team on the first afternoon in a city park where we served the homeless told me right away that this group was the real deal. Right out of the batter's box, I received a warm welcome and knew that this mission was going to be something incredibly special.
Baseball Miracles brings the sport to underserved youth with two clinics in Maryland By John Meoli with BaltimoreSun.com
Baseball Miracles, Inc. lands in Bowie and Baltimore in Maryland. The team visited and hosted clinics at Bowie Baysox Stadium (Oriole's AA affiliate) and the newly constructed Eddie Murray Field in Baltimore.
“I think they [the kids] are going to remember this for the rest of their life and they are so happy for it.” - Grisel Lopez, Principal of the Marta Sanchez School, Yubucoa, PR
“For many of the kids, today is the first time they have a glove on their hands and I know that they will never forget the experience. It is very important for them.” - Rey Martels, Director of Sports and Recreation in Yubucoa, PR
The final day of Baseball Miracles activities involved an invitation by the West 1 Elementary school for a Baseball Miracles team member to be an honorary guest at their Sports Opening and Closing Ceremony. Several schools participated in a display honoring the top athletes from each school. Local dignitaries and Department of Education administrative staff were on hand to give out trophies to the school's elite athletes. A partnership with the Lucena City Education Division is in the works. Below is a video featuring students performing national sport and martial arts Arnis demonstration as part of the award ceremony.
On each trip, we visited a deserving community where we taught the children who live there the game of baseball in the spirit of serving our Creator and our fellow man. Explore our missions archive to see the far reaching impact Baseball Miracles was.