Wheelchair Softball Clinic

The Miracle League of Alexandria and the Kelley Cares Foundation will be working together to support MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital’s Adaptive Sports Program by hosting a wheelchair softball clinic on Saturday, July 15 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Kelley Cares Miracle League Field. Registration is free and open to Individuals with impairments in their lower extremities are eligible to participate in Wheelchair Softball. Participants MUST be able to self-propel a manual wheelchair. Limited sport wheelchairs will be available.

The Adaptive Sports Program strives to maximize participation for individuals with disabilities in recreational and competitive sports.

Come join us for a FREE day full of softball skill sessions, competition, and fun! To register and learn more, please contact: Patricia.e.nelson@medstar.net or 202-877-1427 or visit their website at www.MedStarNRH.org/Sports.

Wheelchair Softball Clinic Flyer (pdf)

Our own Mac Slover gets recognized!!

On March 5th, Mac was inducted into the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame for all the good work he has done for the kids in that sport. During his introduction by the MC and the slide show highlighting his accomplishments, the Miracle League and the Kelley Cares Miracle Field received prominent recognition. Mac was also kind enough to mention how important the Miracle League was to him during his speech. Mac received a very well deserved recognition and the Miracle League benefited by our association with him. Well done, Mac!

Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying – Unity Day monthly now

As a part of the ongoing education and awareness the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying in Alexandria invites the public to participate in Unity Day the second Friday of each month. On that day, city staff and Alexandrians of all ages are asked to wear green to show their support for a Bully-Free Alexandria. Social media users are also encouraged to hashtag posts and photos with #Green4BullyFree.

During October, National Bullying Prevention Month, Alexandria hosted a series of activities to raise awareness about how to identify, respond to, and prevent bullying. The activities included sports days, family nights, school and recreation activities, a youth poster contest, and more. Participants at each activity had the opportunity to pledge their support and receive information and resources on how they can help reduce bullying.

The Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying was started in the summer of 2014 by then-Mayor William D. Euille. Over the last two years, city agencies, school system, community organizations, youth leaders and community residents have worked together to increase the awareness of the negative effects of bullying and to prevent bullying among Alexandria’s youth.

For more information on the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying, contact mac.slover@alexandriava.gov or visit www.alexandriava.gov/EndBullying or www.acps.k12.va.us/student-services/bullying.