Dream Builders: Miracle League a Home Run for Children with Disabilities

Dream Builders is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults.

The latest Dream Builders focuses on the Miracle League of DFW, which provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to fulfill their dream of playing baseball.

Players range from age 2 to 40, and the league draws its nearly 400 participants from Arlington, as well as Fort Worth, Grand Prairie and nearby suburbs. This year’s season kicked off on September 30, 2017 and is the league’s 12th year in existence in The American Dream City.

To be eligible, players must have some sort of mental or physical disability, which can include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or spina bifida, among others.

Voters in 2014 approved about $1 million in updates to Randol Mill Park, including new surfaces on the Miracle League fields, renovations of the basketball and tennis courts and parking lots and dredging of the pond.

The park improvements align with the Arlington City Council priority to Champion Great Neighborhoods.

For more information about the league, including how to register or volunteer, please visit www.miracleleaguedfw.com.

The City’s Office of Communication develops programming for MyArlingtonTV. Viewers can find MyArlingtonTV programs on the following cable systems: Spectrum Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and streaming capabilities at www.arlington-tx.gov.

All episodes of Dream Builders are also available on the City’s YouTube channelFacebook page and Twitter account.

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