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Organization Spotlight: 

DFW Miracle League 

 

 

“We’ve got 700 spots needed to be filled by volunteers each season. Our Buddies, coaches, and the rest of the volunteers make it possible for parents to be able to sit in the stands and enjoy watching their kids play baseball. It’s a way for our special needs kids to get a chance to do what millions of other kids do every weekend. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday.” - Grace Whetstone, the Miracle League DFW Executive Director

1TB is a proud supporter of the Miracle league DFW and their flagship events. Opening Day for the 2018 Miracle League DFW was this past Saturday at the Doug Inman Miracle League Field in Arlington’s Randol Mill Park.

Special needs children of all ages and all abilities got to chance to don major league baseball uniforms and enjoy a day in the sun while their parents cheered them on from the stands. 

 

Doug Inman Field is named after the late Doug Inman, who had an idea for building this field of dreams back in 2004.

 

The field comprised of completely level cushioned rubber material allowing the participants to easily run, walk, or move in a wheelchair from base to base. For many of these players, it’s their first time being able to play baseball. Players are helped with Batting, moving around the bases, and playing their positions by assigned "Buddies"  Coaches organize the teams, manage practices, and help players learn about the game of baseball.

 

 

League volunteers allow the children an authentic experience, with real MLB player uniforms and having the players name announced as they come up to bat. For visually impaired players, there’s even a ball that beeps to help them locate it. Currently, approximately 300 local special-needs children play on Saturdays during the six-week seasons in the spring and fall.

1TB continues to be impressed with the level of professionalism and dedication shown by all involved in the Miracle League DFW organization and look forward to continuing our support of their efforts. 

For more information on Miracle League DFW, and to become a volunteer, visit www.miracleleaguedfw.com.

Organization Spotlight: 

Community Enrichment Center 

One Thing better foundation is a proud supporter of The Community Enrichment Center (CEC) and their commitment to break the cycle of poverty and family violence. 

 

For 30 years, the CEC has been a partner in change to our Northeast Tarrant low-income neighbors.  The CEC has continued to grow and expand their services to serve victims of family violence, homeless and low-income families and individuals across Tarrant County.  Today, the CEC works directly with these families and individuals to move them out of crisis and into stability through employment readiness, high school equivalency, financial coaching, counseling, safe housing, food and basic necessities. These tools and faith-centered resources help the CEC coaching staff to restore hope while guiding families toward a bright future which will end their cycle of poverty and/or family violence.

 

 

1TB looks forward to continuing our relationship with CEC and our commitment to support them in their meaningful programs. 

The CEC's Homeless Family program provides safe housing and guidance to homeless families in Tarrant County while helping them stabilize their lives and improve their education and job skills. Participants work with Financial and Employment Coaches to learn valuable skills and resources to help them move forward and achieve financial stability.

Their Domestic Violence program provides long-term housing and care for victims of domestic violence and their children. The program's goals are to help victims heal and successfully transition to a healthy life away from violence and abuse.

The Food Pantry dispenses over 1 million pounds of groceries annually to low income households in Northeast Tarrant County. Providing groceries to these families allows them to have funds to pay for other needs like rent, mortgage, utilities, education and medical expenses.

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