On Sunday, May 15, the stands and parking lot at the Norton Little League fields were filled with parents, caregivers, family members, volunteers and emergency medical service vehicles to experience a day with the Special Needs Baseball League Angels.
Players welcomed local EMS personnel and police to join the team as part of EMS and Police Appreciation Week, May 15-21.
Sandy Ridge Fire Department, Norton Rescue Squad, Norton Fire Department and Norton Police Department displayed vehicles and assisted the Angels with help from the Union High Bears softball team.
The baseball league uses specialized equipment based on each player’s needs. Each piece of equipment is donated. Also, league organizers waived all fees and the cost of t-shirts for players because of community sponsors and donations.
The Special Needs Angels will play each Sunday in May. The next event is Sunday at the Burton High School softball field, with the youth team playing at 3 p.m. and the adult team playing at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to come. This Sunday, the Burton Lady Raiders will team up with buddy Angels.