Serving The Disabled Community And Their Families
The Adaptive Baseball Program began in the summer of 1993. MECA’s goals and objectives were simply to enable children with special health care needs to be able to participate in a sport and to promote sportsmanship, friendship, and team spirit. Several human service agencies collaborated with MECA to make this program successful. The Erie Seawolves baseball team continues to be a major supporter of our league. Players such as Curtis Granderson and Justin Verlander have volunteered their time and effort to enhance the quality of the league and its participants.
League play begins in June and concludes sometime in August, with games taking place on Saturday mornings. This years league games will take place at Haggerty Field, located in the City of Erie. The future home of our "League of Champions" wheelchair accessible field and facility. The baseball program is family oriented and relies on volunteers to help the children if needed. Two games per season the participants play games at Jerry Uht Park (Home of the Erie Seawolves) before a scheduled Seawolves game. At the end of the season, there is a family picnic and awards ceremony where each child receives a trophy.
Each year the program continues to grow with enrollment of over 120 for 2013.
A minimal fee of $15.00 is asked to help cover the costs of the program. This fee pays for the shirts, trophies, equipment, and end of season picnic.