History of The Miracle League of Miami Dade
Since 1962, Howard Palmetto Baseball Softball Association (HPBSA) has been an integral part of south Florida youth sports scene and annually hosts over 1000 players and 400 volunteers.
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
The name “Howard Palmetto” originates from the location of the league’s original ball fields back in 1962: the corners of Howard Drive and Palmetto Road, now known as SW 136th Street and SW 77th Avenue, and currently the site of Howard Drive Elementary School.
HPBSA offers both boys and girls (ages 4y–18y) T ball, baseball, and softball played in the parks of Miami Dade County, Village of Palmetto Bay, and Village of Pinecrest. Until now, HPBSA has served the general youth but has not had a program for special needs children population.
The idea of starting a Miracle league to Miami Dade county was born in preparations for HPBSA’s 2012 Golden Anniversary and subsequently the Executive Board of HPBSA voted to explore an initiative to obtain funding and a designated location for a new type of baseball field that removes the barriers that keeps children with disabilities off the ball field and lets them experience the joys of America’s favorite pastime.
In January 2011, Howard Palmetto formally announced the formation of the Howard Palmetto’s Miracle League of Miami Dade, and began the journey to obtain a location and build a Miracle League field in Miami Dade County
We hope you will join us in bringing this uniquely wonderful project to the communities of Miami Dade County.
*Our field of Dreams - Coming soon to a location in Miami Dade