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East Catholic Girls Lacrosse Team Spreads Smiles With The Miracle League in Bristol

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    East Catholic Girls Lacrosse Spreads Smiles in Bristol

    The high school lacrosse season doesn't get going until the end of March, but the East Catholic girls team has been hard at work since their state finals appearance last season. Although sometimes that "work" means putting away their game faces and spreading some smiles with The Miracle League in Bristol.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019)

    Some days, it’s just all fun and game for the East Catholic girls lacrosse team.

    They may be hard at work at practice – hoping to return to the Class S state title game for a second straight year – but in between, the Eagles are busy with something just as important.

    “I love this program. It’s a good way to be with people and make them happy,” senior Macy Wilcox is talking about their clinic at The Miracle League in Bristol. “We do it twice a year every year, so I’ve done it four years.”

    The Miracle League engages children with special needs or disabilities in different sports. When the Eagles visit, that means lacrosse.

    "The girls are phenomenal,” said Meg Green, who has a son in the program and is also the president of the league’s Board of Directors. “They come out and spend one on one, two on one, three on one, whatever it takes to get the kids to participate… they get to experience the joy of participation.”

    You can find more information on The Miracle League here

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