BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP - The Saginaw Valley State University softball team has been spending a few Saturday mornings mentoring the kids in the Great Lakes Bay Miracle League, one of several it has planned on helping the local organization.
The Great Lakes Bay Miracle League is a non-profit organization devoted to improving life for disabled children and their families by offering opportunities to take part in recreational programs. It was established by SVSU alumnus Eric Rutherford.
SVSU head coach Todd Buckingham and his players enjoy the opportunity that they get to spend with the kids in the Great Lakes Bay Miracle League.
"Our players truly value the time they get to spend with the GLBML children," said Buckingham. "Their lives are changed when they see what the joy of the game of softball/baseball means to those kids. Some of our players have shared tearful stories of how much this time means to them, and for them to volunteer their Saturday mornings means our players really have a sense of what it means to give back and what a true gift it is to be able to perform daily activities and play this game of softball."