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Findlay to host 2018 Miracle League All-Star Weekend

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Thursday, the Miracle League of Findlay announced that Miracle Park at the Marathon Diamonds will be next in line, playing host to the 2018 all-star weekend festivities. Thursday, the Miracle League of Findlay announced that Miracle Park at the Marathon Diamonds will be next in line, playing host to the 2018 all-star weekend festivities.
The festivities are set for September 2018. The festivities are set for September 2018.
The planning process since the start of construction impressed the committee enough to give Findlay the green light. The planning process since the start of construction impressed the committee enough to give Findlay the green light.

For three years, athletes in the Findlay area competed in the game of baseball as part of the Miracle League.

This year over 300 Miracle Leagues across the country and world will each send a representative to take part in the 2017 Miracle League All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas.

Thursday, the Miracle League of Findlay announced that Miracle Park at the Marathon Diamonds will be next in line, playing host to the 2018 all-star weekend festivities.

“It's humbling, but yet it's what we've tried to do for the past two and a half years when we built this field,” says Vice President of the Miracle League of Findlay Brad Koller. “We wanted it to be used, and we wanted it to showcase Findlay, Ohio. By bringing the all-star weekend in here, we've been able to accomplish that.”

The planning process since the start of construction impressed the committee enough to give Findlay the green light.

“When it came down to it, they looked at what Findlay was able to do in the first year and a half and two years of building this. They said you guys back up what you say. So they awarded it to us, and we're just thrilled,” says Koller.

“We know how special this place is. We know how special it was to be able to bring all these people together to get this park built,” states Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik “We're just happy that the rest of the country gets to come and take a look and see what Findlay, Ohio is all about.”

The 2018 all-star festivities expect to be a special reward to so many athletes who love the game they play.

“This is truly an event, an opportunity, and a facility to be inclusive for everybody. We are a strong supporter of the mission of the Miracle League, and that is so all kids have the opportunity to play baseball,” says Paul Smith, Manager of Administrative Services for Marathon Petroleum Company.

“It's such a supportive and fun environment. It's just neat to be able to give access to the game of baseball to these individuals and these athletes,” says Mayor Mihalik.

The festivities are set for September 2018.

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