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Miracle League needs volunteers for ball season

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Miracle League of Jonesboro needs Region 8's help for ball season this spring and summer.

Each child who plays in the Miracle League must have a buddy to help them on the field. The buddy will help the player bat, get around the bases and field the ball.

Buddy training is Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Miracle League Park in Jonesboro.

Camelia Ballard, volunteer and parent, said the buddy means so much to each child. “They form friendships,” Ballard said. “If the kid sees you out during the week, they are like oh you're my buddy or maybe someone at school with. It's a role model for them.”

Ballard said this is a great opportunity for people who need to accumulate volunteer hours.

There are over 100 kids signed up to play, and they must have a volunteer for each. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, other than that anyone is invited to help.

Ballard said she can't wait to see her son and all of the other kids play ball on April 18, but they desperately need volunteers for buddies, coaches, and concession stand workers to make it all happen.

To volunteer be at the Miracle League Park in Jonesboro at 2 p.m. Sunday April 11.

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