The Wheeling Miracle League held their Christmas Party on Thursday at the YMCA, and some very special guests made an appearance.
Hundreds of faces lit up when three Pittsburgh Pirates players walked in the doors for the Miracle League Christmas Party.
The kids had the opportunity to take pictures, get autographs, and even get down on the dance floor with the Pirates and the Pierogis.
“These kids don’t get to do things quite as easy as any other child, and that’s what this is all about, what the Miracle League is all about, is bringing these kids giving them a chance to do just like everyone else,” said Lorraine McCardle with Miracle League.
The Pirates teamed up with the Miracle League as part of their annual charity Care-a-van, which makes a total of 24 stops in 13 different cities.
During the stop, players, coaches, and personnel donate their time and talents to help make a difference in each community.
“It’s so much fun for us, especially this time of year, to come out here and put some smiles on some faces. Festive atmosphere, party with the kids, it’s just fun. The smile on the kids faces, you can’t put a price on that,” said pitcher John Holdzom.
The Pirates Care-a-van wraps up their three day tour on Friday.
You can catch the Miracle League in action with Sled Hockey at WesBanco Arena on January 30th.