Burke Adams, founder of the Miracle League and a member of the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club, was honored on Saturday’s opening day at the league’s East Greenbush facilities with “Burke Adams Day.”
The honor was created by a resolution from the Rensselaer County Legislature, commending Adams for his 25 years of dedication to special needs athletes through the Miracle League of the Capital Region. Despite intermittently heavy rain, athletes, coaches, family, and fans played through opening day festivities and fun.
The organization offers baseball, basketball, bowling, football, soccer and track & field events to special needs Upstate athletes of all ages. All baseball, football and soccer games are held at Jaime M. Adams Field in East Greenbush, which opened in 2009 as the first multi-sport turf field in the U.S. specifically designed for such athletes. Basketball games are held at the Boys and Girls Club in Rensselaer, and bowling takes place at the East Greenbush Bowling Center, Click here to find out more about the organization.