The mission of the Miracle League is to provide the opportunity to play baseball to anyone interested – regardless of age or ability. Creating a community of support and encouragement, Miracle League can be exciting for anyone looking to get involved in the nation’s favorite sport. With the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field, located in Bicentennial Park, adapted into a handicap-friendly field, there is nothing to hold any one back from pursuing their dreams of enjoying baseball.
Through the support of sponsors, the Miracle League of Southlake has not had to charge a registration fee for their players. To kick off fundraising efforts for their second season, Hilton Southlake Town Square will host the Miracle League’s inaugural Recognition Banquet February 19.
Begin the night with the opportunity to get your favorite memorabilia autographed by all of the players while enjoying a hosted bar and cocktail hour. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with live entertainment and plenty of dancing to follow. Charity auctions and raffles will help provide support toward insurance, equipment, and other future expenses. There are many sponsorship opportunities available, from $100 a seat to $1000 per table of 10 seats – price includes dinner, hosted bar and complimentary valet parking.
The Miracle League of Southlake, with just one season under its belt, has managed to already change many lives. Just recently, a nonverbal player became so comfortable with Tammy, her buddy, and excited for the game that when she saw the baseball she said, ”Ball!” Not too much later in the game, again the player spoke to repeat the player’s name on base!
“I shared this experience with her mother and it brought tears to her eyes. I feel so blessed that we’ve been part of such an amazing journey with our team,” said Tammy, a dedicated Buddy for the Miracle League.
Opening day, March 26, is just around the corner to kick-off the eight-game season. Registration is now open for anyone looking to play or volunteer – whether they live in Southlake or Louisiana. Working side-by-side and building relationships with players can be life-changing. With the growth of the participants, the need for volunteers is increasing rapidly!
“Once a volunteer experiences a game for the first time, they say they’re hooked. They tell me they just work all week and look forward to the best hour of their weekend with these players,” said Andi Stone, a mother of one of the players.
The Miracle League of Southlake, with the help of local businesses and sponsors, are honored to be a part of the Southlake community. On February 19, enjoy an evening to remember at the Hilton Southlake Town Square, inspired by the courage and strength of the miraculous players. To RSVP and purchase tickets, go to www.buytickets.at/miracleleagueofsouthlake or contact Phil Meyer at phil@MiracleLeagueofSouthlake.com.
The Carroll Medical Academy hosted its annual Awards Banquet honoring senior CMA Scholarship winners. The event was held on Saturday, May 10 at the Hurst Conference Center, emcees for the evening were Read Ballew, President of the Board of Trustees and Matt Korman, Trustee. CMA Director/Teacher, Mrs. Sherry Martin attended to present awards, along with Dr. J.J. Villareal, Dr. Renee Moses, Dr. Nicole Owen, and Linda Lacava.
Student volunteer awards were given by class and summer internships were awarded to current Sophomore and Junior students. The highlight of the evening came when the six CMA Senior Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 were awarded to CMA Senior students. Winners this year were, Maddie Hughes (University of Kansas), Ashesh Trivedi (Yale), Abbey Phelps (Auburn University), Taylor Willenbring (Davidson College), Katie Fisher (University of Texas) and Kenny Martin, (SMU).
The CMA Boosters extend their congratulations to our scholarship winners, and wish them continued success in future endeavors. According to the boosters, CMA students made outstanding academic achievements since they entered the CMA program their freshman year.
Carroll Medical Academy Boosters would like to thank the following physicians, and local businesses for participating as a Senior Scholarship donor: Dr. Priya Venugopal, M.D., Dr. Ron Groves, D.D.S., PA Orthodontist, Dr. Mark Greenberg, M.D., Dr. Sina Matin, M.D., Dr. Shahid Shafi, M.D., Dr. Mark E. Mason, M.D., F.A.C.S., Mr. Tommy Pennington, Dr. David K. Hunter, D.D.S., Cooper & Stebbins, Deloitte University, Frost Bank, Mr. Nathan Taylor. And special thanks to our 2014 Banquet Chair Volunteers: Kathryn Hughes, and MaryAnn Jones.
A photo slideshow of the event is posted below:
Carroll Medical Academy had their banquet Saturday, May 4 at DFW Hilton. CMA Boosters presented scholarships to seniors. Awards went out to eight soon to be graduates of Carroll ISD.
Matthew Friske who will be attending SMU received a scholarship from Frank Bliss of Coopers and Stebbins. Jennifer Hall who will be attending University of Texas in Austin received her scholarship from Dr. David Hunter. Mimi Tran represented Frost Bank in presenting a scholarship to Aaron Ireland who is headed to Washington University. On behalf of Tommy Pennington Realty, Christina McCombs presented a scholarship to Julie Kresky who will be attending University of Southern California (UCLA). Kaci Lambeth who is headed to Trinity University received her scholarship from Dr. Shadid Shafi. Vighnesh Nair who is headed to the University of Texas in Austin received her scholarship from Dr. Ron Groves. Nathan Taylor of Farmers Insurance presented a scholarship to Sarah Philip who is headed to University of Dallas. Brittany Wang, who will be attending Harvard, received her scholarship from Dr. Mark Mason. Kristin La received an appreciation internship from Mrs. Sarah Mason and Dr. Mark Mason.
Carroll Medical Academy would like to thank the businesses that sponsor the CMA Senior Scholarship: Frank Bliss of Copper and Stebbins, Mimi Tran with Frost Bank, Dr. Sandra Armstrong and Dr. Amy Watts with Giggles and Grins, PLLC, Dr. Trung Tran with Clinical Pediatric Associates, Dr. David Hunter with NTFOS, Dr. Ron Groves with Groves Orthodontics, Dr. Mark Greenberg with All-Star Orthopedics, Nathan Taylor of Farmers, Dr. Shadid Shafi with Surgical Group of North Texas, Christina McCombs with Tommy Pennington Realtor and Dr. Mark Mason, MD with Southlake Plastic Surgery.
The Carroll Medical Academy is also proudly supported by Children’s Medical Center for the 2012-2013 school year.