Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

3rd Annual Saint's Miracle League Ride

Written by  July 1, 2019

  On Saturday, June the 15th, the Saint's MC/Cullman County, and the friends of the Miracle League came together to host the 3rd annual Miracle League Poker Run benefiting the Cullman Park and Recreation Miracle League to help the special needs athletes. 

 

  The driving force behind this ride is Brandi Story Evans and her passion stems from a superstar athlete, who wears #2, Jacob, her son and life's breath and he plays for one of the several awesome teams that make up the Miracle League. Jacob has Down Syndrome, but it doesn't affect his love of Life!

  Three of his main loves are Baseball, Racing and Motorcycles (he comes by the latter naturally), he has played baseball since he was 6 years old, they would have to drive a good way a few times a week just so he could play ball, until Cullman started a Miracle League.

  Over the years they have met so many folks involved with the Miracle League and became increasingly aware that there were quite a few adult players that lived in group homes and are on fixed incomes and several players that have a lot of medical expenses and paying to play ball would be an added expense that they just wouldn't be able to afford.

  Playing ball brings great joy to these Superstars and they wanted to help insure that everyone who wanted to play would be able to do so. So 3 years ago through their affiliation and support from the Saints MC of Cullman, they started the Saint's Miracle League Ride to raise money to pay for the player’s registration fees. Last year they raised $8,000.00, which made possible for some 210 of the Superstar Athletes to have their registration fees paid for.

  The Saint's MC of Cullman are some of the League Superstars biggest fans, they come and cheer for the players and have even volunteered to coach the teams.

  The proceeds raised from the ride are donated to the Miracle League of Cullman. There has been such a huge support from the motorcycle community (cause that's how we roll!) and everyone involved is so thankful and humbled by it all.

  Organizer Brandi Story Evans says: " There's no better feeling than to see and hear all of those bikes come rumbling in to support "Jacob" (who is an honorary Saint) and all of the other athletes, to help ensure that they get to continue doing what they love to do."

  Some of the other large contributors are: Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, the Cullman Elks Lodge, West Cullman Electrical Supply, Bob Chaney & Associates and the Saint's MC of Cullman.

  The Poker Run started at the Elks Lodge in Cullman, after the first draw, everyone was own their own to make the stops at, "About Bikes", "T.P Millers", "Charlie's Leather", “Goat Island Brewery” and finally ending up at the Saint's clubhouse in Cullman for food, 50/50 drawing, prizes, best hand prize, awards for "Nicest Bike", & "Loudest Pipes", and a party with "Todd Simpson & The MoJo Child".

  Footnote: the winner of the poker run donated the winnings back to the Miracle League.

  The Miracle League is a Non-Profit organization that builds rubberized baseball fields & develops baseball leagues for children & adults with special needs- worldwide! 

  To learn more, please visit: http://www.miracleleague.com