Sept. 30, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State baseball student coach Cory Hahn will be a special guest at the first annual Miracle League/Avnet Wiffle Ball Championship on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Dan Haren Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Miracle League of Arizona has partnered with Rose+Moser+Allyn public relations, XTRA Sports 910 and Vienna to raise visibility for the Miracle League, as well as garner funds for the stadium digital signage and attract more kids to participate.
Hahn will participate in the pregame ceremonies and will join Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki of XTRA Sports 910 as they broadcast live from the event.
The Miracle League of Arizona's tagline is "every child deserves a chance to play baseball," as it is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable baseball experience for children with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. They welcome girls and boys from age 4 years old or older, regardless of her/his previous experience or level of baseball player.
Hahn fractured his C5 vertebrae in the season-opening series of his freshman season at ASU in 2011 and is paralyzed from mid-chest to his toes. He is now a student coach for the Sun Devils, and continues to attend classes at ASU and lives with a group of baseball teammates.
A 2010 graduate of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., Hahn was named the 2010 Orange County Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Player of the Year, CIF Player of the Year, Max Preps State Player of the Year and was Named California's Mr. Baseball before committing to the Sun Devils.
Dan Haren Stadium is located at Via Linda and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., at 11130 E. Cholla St., in Scottsdale.
Schedule of events:
2-6 pm: Bickley and MJ radio show live from the stadium
3-4 pm: Players arrive, warm up and practice
4-4:15 pm: Welcome, announce players and star spangled banner
4:15-5:15 pm: 9 inning game (no gloves)
5:15-6:30 pm: Reception