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Miracle, Dave Clark host 10th annual Special Needs Camp

Players, coaching staff deliver personal instruction to disabled children
April 21, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 20, 2015) - The Fort Myers Miracle and the Dave Clark Foundation will host the 10th annual Special Needs Camp on Saturday, May 9 at Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 12 p.m.

Featuring one-on-one instruction from the Miracle players and coaching staff, the Special Needs Camp focuses on teaching children the basic skills of hitting, throwing, catching and fielding. Camp participants can experience the atmosphere of a walking onto a professional baseball field and stepping into the shoes of a professional athlete for a day.

"This is one of the best things we do," said Miracle Chief Operating Officer Steve Gliner. "The camp is such a special day for the kids, but also for the players and the staff. We are excited and proud to be doing this for a tenth year."

Registration is open to the first 50 individuals with a physical or mental disability. There is no cost for registration or associated with the camp. To register a child, call 239-768-4210 or email [email protected] Registration can also be completed at www.ftmyers.d3day.com.

Kids are asked to bring their own baseball gloves and one adult chaperone is required to be in attendance with each child while attending the camp. Lunch will be provided after the camp is completed. Each participant will receive four tickets to the Miracle game on the evening of Tuesday, May 12, a 7:05 p.m. start against the Palm Beach Cardinals.

The Dave Clark Foundation has partnered with the Miracle for the last decade. Dave Clark is a Cape Coral resident who spent 17 years playing professional baseball despite contracting polio as an infant and losing the full use of his legs. Dave won 600 games in his career and has worked as a coach at the international level. Dave has a career of over 40 years in baseball.

The Fort Myers Miracle are the Class A Advanced minor league baseball affiliate of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball club. Since moving to Fort Myers in 1992, the Miracle have qualified for the Florida State League Playoffs eight times and won the Florida State League Championship in 2014. Home games are played at Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. The Fort Myers Miracle season begins in April and ends in September. For a game and events schedule, or more information, visit www.miraclebaseball.com.