Miracle, Dave Clark host 11th annual Special Needs Camp

Players and staff will work with special needs children on Saturday, May 7

By Fort Myers Miracle | April 22, 2016 11:46 AM

  FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 22, 2016) - The Fort Myers Miracle and the Dave Clark Foundation will host the 11th annual Special Needs Camp on Saturday, May 7 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 walking onto a professional baseball field and stepping into the shoes of a professional athlete for a day.

"It's hard to believe this the eleventh year working with the Miracle," said Clark. "D3 is a wonderful time for everybody and it never gets old."

Registration is open to individuals with a physical or mental disability. There is no cost for registration or associated with the camp. To register a child, complete the online form at http://ftmyers.d3day.com/.

"This is always a special day in the season," said Miracle Chief Operating Officer Steve Gliner. "The camp is one of the best things we do as an organization. We are excited and proud to put this camp on for an eleventh year."

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 10, a 7:05 p.m. start against the Bradenton Marauders.

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. In 2016, the Miracle are hosting the Florida State League All-Star Game on Saturday, June 18 at 7:05 p.m. The season begins in April and ends in September. For a game and events schedule, or more information, visit www.miraclebaseball.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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