The Miracle League of Pensacola
Why do we support the Miracle League of Pensacola? It’s pretty simple. Individuals with mental or physical challenges should have the opportunity to have fun! The league provides an opportunity these individuals might not otherwise have. And what makes it even more special is that Larry and Donna Thompson, co-founders of Climatech were the organizers and inspiration for the Miracle League of Pensacola.
The Miracle League of Pensacola was founded in February 2002 with a vision to provide individuals with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. The league provides an opportunity these individuals might not otherwise ever have. In the Miracle League of Pensacola (MLP), every player plays, every player hits, every player gets on base, every player scores, and every player wins – every inning.
MLP’s early organization was the inspiration of Larry and Donna Thompson who had lost a young son of their own, an untimely and dramatic loss that nonetheless stirred fond memories of youth baseball, the sounds of the park, and the excitement of youth engrossed in their own innocent pursuits. Clinging to these memories, Larry and Donna were moved to make something of their memories when they learned about the emergence of The Miracle League. A few telephone calls and a trip to watch The Miracle League in action was all it took. They embarked on a mission in pursuit of a vision.
The Community Responds
They found volunteers to help them organize the league in the Pensacola area. With a Board of Directors in place, the young organization sought out funding and tons and tons of help.
The response has been fabulous. The Cantonment (FL) Rotary Club was the first to step to the plate, leading contribution drives, hosting get-the-word-out presentations, and locating donors. They found Mitchell Homes, the namesake for the MLP Park. Mitchell Homes provided a much-needed stake and helped inspire other contributions. Hundreds of key contributors of cash and in-kind donations began pouring in – pledges of labor, materials, equipment, and services – beginning with Carpenter’s Campers, Ted Ciano, Baptist Hospital, the Pensacola Pelicans baseball team, and hundreds of other individuals and small businesses. The Escambia County Commission and Parks & Recreation Department were on board early as well. The MLP was already thriving and still is!
A portion of Climatech’s sales are donated to the MLP. We are here to help with any of your HVAC needs for your home no matter the season, while at the same time, supporting a worthy project in our local community! For installation, new products or maintenance, we’re on call for you 24/7/365. Climatech of Professional Air is a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Pensacola and surrounding areas. Call us at (850) 968-2161 for more information and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.