SMITHFIELD, N.C. – The Campbell baseball team, along with head coach Greg Goff, volunteered their time Thursday night in nearby Smithfield, N.C. with the Miracle League of Johnston County.
After splitting up into two teams, each Camel paired up with a buddy, helping them play two full innings of baseball in front of a great crowd of friends, family and supporters at the Smithfield Recreation Park.
The Miracle League was founded in 1998 in Georgia and has spread throughout the country with the mission of the organization being to provide opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of their disability. Currently, there are more than 200 Miracle League sites across the country, including Puerto Rico.
For information on the Miracle League of Johnston County and how to get involved, visit miracleleaguejc.com.
The Camels began fall practice on Sept. 18, with the team holding its first scrimmage on Monday, Sept. 23. CU will play nine more scrimmages in the fall, with dates remaining for Sept. 27, 28, Oct. 1, 4, 5, 9, 14, 19 and 22.
In addition to its Miracle League trip, the team will take part in various special events throughout the fall. On Oct. 7, the Camels will play an exhibition game against the Czech Republic national team at Jim Perry Stadium (game time TBA).
Campbell will then hold Scout Day on the evening of Oct. 17, with Family Weekend scheduled for Oct. 25-26, with a scrimmage on Friday night and Saturday afternoon prior to the CU football game against Mercer.
Fall World Series dates are set for Oct. 29 and 30, with the deciding game on the final day of practice, Nov. 1. Game times will be announced at a later date.