Hartsdale Miracle League a home run for special needs kids

A local baseball league for special needs children is giving kids and their families something to smile about on and off the diamond.



The Miracle League of Westchester will have its first game on Sunday at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale.



The kids play on a field made of recycled rubber for added safety. The field, the only one of its kind, was built in 2006 and fully funded by the county.



The players have buddies on the field to assist them, which gives their parents a chance to cheer from the bleachers and bond with one another.



"It gives us an opportunity to actually network within the game," said Emilio Rodriguez, whose 12-year-old daughter, Kayla, plays in the league. "We're watching the leisure part of the game, watching the children enjoy themselves, but it also gives us that respite to get together and just talk about things that of course affect our families."


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