Wildcat baseball players serve at Miracle League

November 17, 2015

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Cypress Woods High School baseball players, from left, Jacob Culver, Garrett Gayle, Garrett Kellogg-Clarke and Tyler Galyean work as Miracle League of Houston “Buddies” at the Langham Creek Family YMCA’s J.E. and L.E. Mabee Adaptive Sports Complex on Oct. 17.

Nov. 17, 2015—The Cypress Woods High School baseball team spent a Saturday of its offseason serving some young baseball stars in the Miracle League of Houston on Oct. 17 at the Langham Creek Family YMCA’s J.E. and L.E. Mabee Adaptive Sports Complex.

Approximately 25 Wildcats served as “Buddies,” protecting and assisting the players with special needs as they hit the ball and ran the bases.

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Cypress Woods baseball players celebrate as a player scores a run in the Miracle League of Houston game on Oct. 17.

The Cypress Woods and youth athletes alike enjoyed their time together on the synthetic surface Harriet and Joe Foster Field—the official home for the Miracle League, a youth baseball program dedicated to children with physical and mental disabilities.

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Wildcat players Garrett Kellogg-Clarke and Garrett Gayle serve as Miracle League “Buddies,” protecting and assisting players with special needs as they hit the ball and run the bases.

“It was an amazing day seeing so many of my kids that wanted to volunteer on their own time and give back to our community,” said Kipp Pridgeon, Cypress Woods head baseball coach. “Seeing the players interact with the young individuals at the Miracle League was incredible. It made me proud to be a part of this program.”

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The Cypress Woods baseball team enjoyed its time together serving the Miracle League of Houston in October.

More information on the Miracle League is available on the YMCA of Houston website.

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