Pacific Coast League (PCL) Salt Lake Bees
Salt Lake BeesSALT LAKE CITY (June 3, 2010) - The Salt Lake Bees, in conjunction with Shriners Hospital for Children - Salt Lake City, will participate as "buddies" with patients in a Miracle League Baseball game on Saturday, June 5, at 9 a.m. at Gene Fullmer Recreation Center in West Jordan.
Four Bees players will captain a team of 12 buddies from the Bees organization who will assist the 12 wheelchair-bound patients in batting, running the bases and playing the field during a three-inning game.
Media wishing to cover the event should meet just outside of the recreation center by 9 a.m. Parking is available at the recreation center and at Veterans Memorial Park. The game should last approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
Miracle League Baseball was created in Georgia in 1998 as a way to give children with disabilities the opportunity to dress in uniforms, play baseball and be part of a team. Every player bats once each inning, all players are safe on bases and every player scores a run before the inning is over. This marks the second season of the Miracle League in Utah.