Buddies gather with their players.
How Can I Help?
Any donation or sponsorship will help.
To become a buddy or help with running the league and facilities, contact us (see contact information below). Watch one of our videos to see what a great experience it is! To register as a volunteer, click here.
Spread the word! We need people to tell our story in Murrysville and all the surrounding counties. Pass along our sponsor information; post an item on Facebook. Tell your friends, and any civic, church or service organizations to which you belong. Contact us for a friend or sponsor pass-along kit!
We Need You!
For more information contact Harold Hicks, President at 412-860-8709; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are mighty proud of the bonds formed between our buddies and players. Before the games start, buddies arrive early to greet their players with a smile and a hug. Buddies assist the players throughout the game and are encouraged to become friends. Over the course of each season, buddies learn exactly what kind of support their athlete needs, and in turn learn more about themselves. Buddies’ self-confidence will grow on a parallel path with that of the players. Most of our buddies stay paired with the same player season after season and often develop friendships beyond the field. Buddies must be 12 years of age prior to the start of the season.
We also have “floater” buddies who fill in with players whose full-time buddy is absent or need additional assistance. Please register as a floater buddy if you believe you can only attend three to five games per season.
Coaches and managers
Coaches and managers are an essential part of the Miracle League of Western PA. We have at least two coaches per team and a manager who are responsible for team orientation, assigning and reassigning buddies as needed, pitching to the players if necessary, corresponding to the team via email and phone, and ensuring safety on the field. You may register as a coach if you are at least a junior in high school. Coaches are also responsible for assisting in opening and closing the fields on game day. Coaches are requested to arrive 30 minutes prior to game time.
There are many tasks that need to be done within the Miracle League. You may want to volunteer as a scoreboard keeper, game announcer, umpire, team parent or some other task.
All volunteers are asked to register at https://app.myezreg.com/Leagues/Login/mlwestpa. Volunteers 18 and older are required to contact the league to obtain state required clearances.