Alexandria, VA – Alexandria’s Ryan Wallace, a youth player in the Miracle League of Alexandria (MLA) represented the City of Alexandria at the 2019 National Miracle League All-Star games in Sioux City Iowa September 6-8.
Wallace was chosen as one of 100 players from 25 states and Mexico. The participants represented 60 chapters of the Miracle League who were nominated to play by their leagues. The Miracle League is a national program, which gives kids with special needs the opportunity to play baseball.
Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia, it has has grown to over 300 teams from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Alexandria program began in the spring of 2011.
Wallace’s team, the White Sox played the opening game to packed bleachers and received cheers throughout the game and congratulations afterward.
The Friday before the games, Wallace enjoyed a kick-off event with his mother Jenibah Moore and brother, Franklin. The next day all-stars were honored at an awards gala.Miracle League of Alexandria coordinator and chairman, Mac Slover attended All-Star Weekend as well.
When asked about next year’s games in Houston Texas, Slover stated, “We have already begun to plan [and] have already picked up a sponsor that we will be announcing in the next couple of months. The sponsorship will pay for the [player’s] entire family and an MLA representative’s trip to the all-star games.”
The MLA began its fall baseball season on September 14. Youth games are held on Wednesdays from 4:30–6 p.m. Adult games are on Saturdays from 1–2:30 p.m. All are played at the Kelley Cares Miracle League Field, located at the Lee Center on 1108 Jefferson Street, For information or to make a donation to the league, click HERE.
Congratulations, Ryan, from everyone at the Zebra!