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MIRACLE LEAGUE OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Everyone Deserves A Chance to Play

Corpus Christi, TX   |  https://www.miracleleagueofcorpuschristi.org/

Mission

The Miracle League's mission is to invest in the health, independence, and socialization of persons with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Investments in specialized athletic and recreational programs with proper facilities improves the whole person so they may participate in healthy activities.

Notes from the nonprofit

Please consider our organization when selecting a non-profit to contribute to. We perform a much needed service in our area and truly make an impact on our players, their families, and volunteers. Your support will help us increase our program offerings and allow us to build and maintain a sports complex to better meet the needs of our players. We understand larger, even national, well-known non-profits receive the bulk of donated funds, but the Miracle League of Corpus Christi provides services and programming just as important, if not more important, than larger non-profits. Why? The funds we receive stay in the service area. We are more connected to the individuals on a personal basis throughout the year, like a family. We have plans to grow our organization and provide unparalleled facilities where special needs persons can have a safe and single location to play various sports. Again, please consider us after reviewing our profile. Thank you for your consideration.

Ruling year info

2007

President

Brian Devaney

Executive Director

Jiselle Perez

Main address

PO Box 531

Corpus Christi, TX 78403 USA

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EIN

26-0512860

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to address the lack of organized sports and venues for the special needs population in the Corpus Christi area.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Baseball

Children are paired with a buddy or their parent to help them hit a soft baseball and make their way around the bases all the way to home plate to a cheering crowd. The opposing team players are assisted by a buddy or parent to catch the ball and throw to their teammate to try to get the batter or "runner" out.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

The adult league is primarily composed of residents from the neighboring State Supported Living Center. They play a semi-competitive game.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Adults

Special needs children play winter basketball with the assistance of volunteer buddies and parents.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

Players play indoor soccer.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

The youth summer camp is a program whereby parents can leave their special needs child and allow them to participate in arts and crafts and other activities for a few hours each day for several weeks during the summer.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

We are in the process of developing an adult special need competitive basketball league.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Adults

Boccia can be played one-on-one, in Pairs or in Teams of three. It is played on a specially marked court indoors on a tile surface or wooden gym floor. The object of the game is to throw or roll leather-like balls so that they land as close as possible to a target ball called the Jack. You sit next to your opponent on the boccia court. Each side get 6 colored balls, red or blue. Red goes first. A coin toss determines whether the player uses red or blue balls and rules designate which playing boxes are used for red or blue.

Population(s) Served

We provide tennis lessons and tennis matches for the special needs population.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with disabilities

Flag football is offered for children and adults in two separate leagues.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families who report they are supported in utilizing natural supports in their communities (e.g., family, friends, neighbors, churches, colleges, recreational services)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with physical disabilities, People with learning disabilities, People with intellectual disabilities

Related Program

Youth Baseball

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For 2020 and 2021 we were only able to perform virtual programming due to Covid19 restrictions.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to provide an accessible sports complex offering various sports played all year, for all special needs children and adults, in the surrounding area, regardless of disability.

We negotiated the use of a gymnasium with the Corpus Christi Independent School District. The gymnasium will allow us to offer a variety of sports to engage the special needs population to improve their health and physical fitness. We introduced Boccia Ball in 2022 with great fan fare. For the 2023, season, we are introducing tennis and flag football. Our continued efforts to open all sports to the special needs community in Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Live Oak, and Kleberg counties is only possible with the support of Donor Advised Funds, private foundations, businesses, and individuals.

We are planning an accessible multipurpose field for flag football, wheelchair football, adult soccer, and adult baseball.

We have a dedicated board of directors and program director who are excited about building a multipurpose field for our sports and fundraising events. We have a solid reputation for our programming and we believe the new synthetic field will encourage donors and sponsors to fund its construction.

We have $200,000 in a reserve account. We have already paid for the soil testing, civil engineer and architect fees. We are going to have a no-cost lease agreement with the City of Corpus Christi. Due to CoVID-19, we scaled back for all of 2020 and half of 2021. We are actively submitting capital campaign LOIs and grants.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MIRACLE LEAGUE OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Board of directors
as of 04/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brian Devaney

Perry Mechanical Systems

Term: 2006 -


Board co-chair

Darron Bergstrom

Bergstrom Financial

Term: 2006 -

Gil Perez

Aransas County ISD

Miguel Lopez

Driscol Childrens Health Plan

Amy Griffin

Simmons Bank

Steve Takacs

Serenity & Grace Hospice

Tiffany Waid, RN

Serenity Home Health

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/9/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability