Story by Tom Kilbane – Ohio Steel Stingers
In the Spirit of giving back to our community the Ohio Steel Stinger athletes volunteered at on April 28, 2018 to run the bases with special needs children from the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio Area. The Team joined the baseball players with various special needs at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields in Fairfield, Ohio.
The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields at Hatton Park are the realization of one of several charitable works envisioned by the late major league pitcher and Reds broadcaster Joe Nuxhall.
Encounters with service organizations dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities, as well as his association with amateur sports organizations of all kinds, led Joe to the realization that no baseball diamonds existed to facilitate unrestricted play for people with physical and mental challenges. He developed a resolve to provide such a ballpark for his community.
The Ohio Steel Stingers were partnered with individual players to help them hit the ball, run the bases, field the ball or just have fun. Smiles were seen throughout the park from the players and their new buddies.