Minor League Baseball believes everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and play the game of baseball. MiLB teams across the country host baseball camps, clinics, games and leagues for people with a wide spectrum of physical and developmental disabilities. Our teams also partner with organizations including The Miracle League, Special Olympics, the Challenger League and others that support adults and children with disabilities.
MiLB Unlimited is a national disability inclusion initiative that strives to serve and empower people in our communities with all types of disabilities, including physical, intellectual and developmental. Launched in fall 2019, MiLB Unlimited strives to raise awareness and empower this underserved segment of the population by providing ongoing education, training, support and technical assistance related to disability inclusion to all MiLB teams. In turn, our goal is to drive deeper fan engagement, community support and business value for all stakeholders.
MiLB remains committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive game day experience for all fans. Many MiLB ballparks feature accommodations specifically designed for fans with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Sensory spaces, sensory kits, social storybooks and Autism Awareness Nights are a few of the ways our teams have helped people with autism and those accompanying them feel comfortable while attending a Minor League Baseball game.
In addition to providing Braille guides, assisted listening devices and other resources, many MiLB teams organize and host camps or hold games through Beep Baseball for people who are blind and visually impaired.
MiLB strives to engage with all fans, including the 10 million Americans who are hard of hearing and one million who are deaf. To support the fan connections, MiLB teams have hosted deaf awareness nights with their jerseys featuring the team name in American Sign Language and have held baseball camps for children who are hard of hearing.
Many MiLB teams have hosted mental health awareness nights including the Quad Cities River Bandits, Kane County Cougars, Louisville Bats, Eugene Emeralds and others. Events have included awareness jerseys, opportunities for local organizations to provide educational materials to fans, suicide prevention education and providing charitable donations to local organizations supporting the cause.
Whether it’s attending a game, shopping on MiLBStore.com, viewing our official website or engaging with us on other digital platforms, our goal is to make all fans feel included and comfortable. In fact, we are consistently looking for new ways to improve your experience. If you have a question, concern or suggestion that can help us better serve our fans, we want to hear from you. Email us at [email protected] or interact with us on @MiLB’s social media channels.
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