On Assignment | The Miracle League | 225

When my editor told me to check out the Miracle League, I was thrilled to be photographing one of the league’s weekly games. Brandi and her volunteers were beyond accomodating, allowing me complete access to the game. I walked on the field with the players, I moved around, and I tried to capture the league the best I could that afternoon.

It was an incredible and humbling experience, one that reminded me of my childhood and reminded me why I love what I do: the little moments and the emotion in those fleeting moments. This day was chock full of them, and I left the ballpark that evening feeling inspired by what I saw and experienced.

Below are two of my favorite images from the day:

Volunteers Ryan Trahan, left, 13, and Blaine Hebert give Marissa Sagura high-fives as she crosses home plate during the weekly Miracle League baseball game at Cypress Mounds in Baton Rouge on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. The Miracle League, founded by Brandi Polito, is a non-profit that allows children with mental and physical disabilities to play baseball as a part of a team. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225)

Volunteers Ryan Trahan, left, 13, and Blaine Hebert give Marissa Sagura high-fives as she crosses home plate during the weekly Miracle League baseball game at Cypress Mounds in Baton Rouge on Sun., Oct. 23, 2011. The Miracle League, founded by Brandi Polito, is a non-profit that allows children with disabilities to play baseball as a part of a team. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225)

Austin Dugas stands by first base during the weekly Miracle League baseball game at Cypress Mounds in Baton Rouge on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. The Miracle League, founded by Brandi Polito, is a non-profit that allows children with mental and physical disabilities to play baseball as a part of a team. (Erin Parker)

Austin Dugas stands by first base during the weekly Miracle League baseball game at Cypress Mounds in Baton Rouge on Sun., Oct. 23, 2011. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225)

To learn more about the Miracle League, what they do and what you can do to help, mosey on over to their website.

To read Jeff Roedel’s story on the Miracle League and its volunteers, check out Play of the Day at the 225 website.

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  • March 14, 2012 - 10:26 am

    kim - I love these pictures. I love all of your pictures, but these are particularly amazing.ReplyCancel

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