Law Enforcement Day
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GRAND ISLAND, NY – It wasn’t a regular day at the ball park for the players of the Miracle League.
Sunday, they were joined by members of 13 different lawenforcement agencies for “Law Enforcement Day.”
Mike Hilliker, a retired Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy, said once he saw a game last year, he didn’t want to miss this event. “What we wanted to do is get the Miracle League ball players familiar with law enforcement, so that they would understand and know that they’re there to be their friend and to help them,” said Hilliker.
The officers were there to help out on and off the field. Some acted as “buddies” that run with the players on the field and others showed the players their equipment and motorcycles.
The Miracle League was formed last year to give children with mental or physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. This year is the league’s first full season.