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The National Miracle League is making its way to Fort Worth through TCU students

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Fort Worth Miracle League attending the club fair in August 2023. (Photo courtesy of Carter Moore)

Two TCU students are moving forward with plans to make it easier for children with mental or physical disabilities to play baseball.  

Darrin Fisher, a sophomore majoring in sports broadcasting and Jacob Baird, a junior majoring in business management, have been working to establish a chapter of the Miracle League in Fort Worth since 2023. The national non-profit works to build fields specifically designed for children with disabilities.

Darrin Fisher heading to set up the Valentine’s Day tabling event on Feb 13. (Kimberly Moreno/Staff Photographer)

“There are about 300 nationwide and we just got accepted as a new chapter here in Fort Worth,” said Fisher, who serves as the vice president of the Fort Worth club 

Fisher has been a volunteer with the Miracle League for over three years in California. “The lessons and pure joy I witnessed inspired me to bring it here to Fort Worth” Fisher said.  

The organization is currently fundraising in hopes to involve the community.

“Most of our events include us helping other Miracle Leagues in the surrounding area to try and get the community involved,” Fisher said.  

Most of their volunteer work is done at the Miracle League in Arlington, Texas.  

“March 31 through every upcoming weekend through the middle of April, we volunteer at the Miracle League in Arlington, we do a smaller version of what we would do once we have a field,” Fisher said. 

For Valentine’s Day, the club set up a tabling event Feb 13. Students wrote heartfelt notes that were sent to children that are members of the club. 

Miracle League’s main goal is to provide opportunities for children with disabilities with special facilities.  

Fort Worth Miracle League is fundraising to be able to support the league. As of today they have raised $4,000. Their goal is $2o,000 by the end of the semester.  

Donations can be made through their website or by mailing a check.  

“We are hoping to get it rented out by a state representative, we have a meeting in a couple of weeks to help with that situation,” Fisher said, meaning that there will be an outside source helping fund the chapter.  

The 2024 National Miracle League All-Star weekend is coming up.

“We plan to sponsor two of the Miracle League Arlington’s kids,” Fisher said.  

Updates and more information can be found on the club’s Instagram @fw_miracleleague 

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