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Generation Philanthropy: Three Ways Today's Teens Learn Life Skills Through Volunteering

by Blair Neel 6/4/2014 12:00 am

According to the Heart of Arkansas United Way, volunteering can help young people explore interests, learn about careers, meet interesting people, and add value to college applications and resumes. Here are three ways that teens in central Arkansas are making a difference and learning life skills along the way.

Jonesboro Grows with Healthy Population (Quality of Life | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Jonesboro continues to be one of Arkansas’ fast-growing cities. Arkansas State University, St. Bernards Medical Center and other job providers help attract people, but the amenities scattered across the city are what keeps the population of 67,000 (as of this writing) in one place.

Peggy McCall Takes The Field For Miracle League

by Jennifer Pyron 11/1/2012 12:00 am

One afternoon, Peggy McCall found herself reminiscing with other mothers about their sons’ days in little league baseball. “It dawned on me that all parents should have the same memories as I did,” she recalls. “When you are a parent, there’s a laundry list of things you see yourself doing — going to the ballpark for example. Just because your child has a disability shouldn’t mean that your family doesn’t get to have those memories.” With financial and volunteer support from Rotary Club 99, Peggy turned that passing thought into the reality of The Miracle League of Arkansas.

Photo Album: The Miracle League

by LR Special Family Staff 11/1/2012 12:00 am

Play ball! Local families got into the swing of things on a recent Saturday full of baseball fun at The Miracle League field. The field’s special turf is designed with special needs in mind, allowing kids across a range of disabilities to bat, run, walk or roll the bases, and cross the home plate.

Photo Album: JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes, Miracle League, Walk Now for Autism Speaks

by LR Special Family Staff 11/1/2012 12:00 am

Say cheese! Little Rock Family snapped photos at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, a Miracle League game and Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

A Good Sport: Extracurricular Activities Help Jessica Askins Feel 'Like Everyone Else'

by Blair Neel 6/1/2012 12:00 am

Jessica’s family takes advantage of the Special Olympics’ completely free, year-round programs; she has participated in basketball clinics and gymnastic workshops, and competed for the third time in Track & Field events at the Summer Games in May. In fact, you may have seen her freckled face and big grin on a Special Olympics billboard around central Arkansas recently. Leigh Anna says it was an exciting moment when Jessica first saw her larger-than-life self floating high above Interstate-30. “That’s me!” she exclaimed, squealing with excitement.

Join Little Rock Special Family Cover Model at the Central Arkansas Buddy Walk Sunday

by Blair Neel 5/31/2012 12:05 pm

Central Arkansas celebrates its first ever Buddy Walk at 5 p.m. Sunday to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Read on to see how our Little Rock Special Family Cover Model inspired the event!

Play Fair: Addressing the Need for Accessible Playground Equipment in Central Arkansas

by Julie Mayberry 11/1/2011 12:00 am

To most young families, a playground is a great place for family-time. But to parents of children with special needs, it can often bring about a great deal of anxiety, tears and frustration.

Groundbreaking Taking Place Today for Miracle League Playground

by Karen Martin 7/21/2011 5:15 am

Groundbreaking will take place at 3 p.m. today (July 21) for a playground designed for kids with special needs at Miracle League/Jr. Deputy fields, 2500 Cantrell Road, Little Rock.

Derek Owens Keeps A Lid on The Hat Club

by 6/30/2011 12:00 am

The Hat Club teams up to help whenever they are needed.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Miracle League Team Up For Springdale Games

by 4/22/2011 9:55 am

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are teaming up with the Miracle League in Springdale on Saturday. Members of the Naturals will assist players from 9-11 a.m. Here’s more from the Northwest Arkansas Naturals:

The Miracle League Hosts Party at Dickey-Stephens Park

by Staff 3/14/2011 10:07 am

The Miracle League of Arkansas Double Header Party to benefit the Little Rock Miracle League was held in the concourse of Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres, casino games and live and silent auctions of signed memorabilia. Music was provided by Nashville recording artist Chuck Wicks and local band Six Strings Down. Lydia Palasote was chairman, and Kristen Lee, wife of the Texas Rangers Cliff Lee, was the honorary chairman.

Wiffle Ball Tournament Benefits the Miracle League of Arkansas

by Staff 2/2/2011 4:32 pm

The Hat Club of Little Rock hosted MiracleWiff, a wiffle ball tournament benefiting the Miracle League of Arkansas, at Dickey Stephens Park. The inaugural tournament also featured a family and kid zone, live music, a college football viewing area and more. Founded in 2009, the Hat Club is a nonprofit organization that plans and executes fundraising events in support of central Arkansas organizations. Learn more at HatClubLr.com.

Some National Media Missing Point On Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee

by Chris Bahn* 12/17/2010 10:33 am

Cliff Lee left about $20 million on the table when he chose to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies rather than the New York Yankees or Texas Rangers. He said he went with the best chance to win a title rather than the best payday. National media are quick to point out the millions left on the table by Lee don’t automatically qualify him for sainthood. In fact, John Zenor of the Associated Press went so far as to count up ways that Lee’s earnings could help humanity.

Miracle League Double Header Dec. 4 at Dickey-Stephens Park

by Karen Martin 12/2/2010 6:50 am

When the Miracle League's Big League Training Camp (for players 8-18 years of age) is over, enjoy the Major League Party from 6 p.m.-midnight at Dickey-Stephens Park. Tickets are $100.