Miracle League of Joplin receives donation at today’s opening games

Miracle League of Joplin receives donation at today’s opening games
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The Fall season for Miracle League of Joplin is now underway, kicking off today’s opening games with a $500 donation.

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers in Southwest Missouri presented the organization with the check this morning.

The Miracle League provides an opportunity for children with disabilities, ages 5 to 20, to play baseball.

The Will Norton Miracle Field is in honor of 18-year-old Will Norton, who died during the 2011 Joplin tornado.

The money from today’s donation will go towards covering the cost of maintaining the field.

“We were just so honored that they wanted to name it after my brother,” said Sara Oserowsky. “We feel that Will was the most humble and acceptable person and this field really encompasses who he was. It’s just an awesome tradition to live on for him.”

Those who attended today’s games say the smiles on the faces of the children and of their parents demonstrate why it is a beneficial organization to support.

“These children are amazing,” said Sheila Kersey, NAIFA President. “Just to see them enjoy this moment and see them be able to participate in normal activities is very heartwarming.”

“I know that my brother would be so proud of what this field has become and all the great response we’ve had to the field,” Oserowsky said. “We are just so humbled to have his legacy to be continued on here at the field.”

There are six teams in the Miracle League of Joplin this season.

Games will continue every Saturday for the next five weeks.