Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Team Effort

 Miracle League and Team USA join to fund field project

By Ashley Willet

Miracle League of Plymouth and USA hockey representatives teamed up Feb.28 in an effort to fund a new baseball field in Plymouth.

The National Development Hockey League donated $3 from every ticket sold during the game last month to Miracle League. During the hockey game, Miracle League officials hosted a silent auction with baskets sponsored by The Home Depot of Farmington Hills, Busch’s of Plymouth 

Township, Hyatt Hotels, Painting with a Twist and even the Detroit Tigers. 

A special guest at the game was Buzz Schneider, who was on the 1980 USA hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union. Schneider’s son starred in the 2004 movie Miracle portraying his father.  The movie, based on the 1980 hockey team, starred Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, and Nathan West.  Schneider did a “meet and greet” with the audience members at the game. The National Development hockey team hosted an open skate with the team members following the game as part of the fundraising effort.

Funds from this event and others will be used for the resurfacing project at Bilike Field. In partnership with 

Playground Equipment Services and Shaw Construction, Miracle League members hope to resurface the turf with an ADA-Compliant surface. Miracle League has raised $180,764 so far toward the $225,000 project.

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