The All-Stars

Jack “The Hammer” will be there. Will you?

Baseball goes All-Star style on Tuesday, July 12, as the Holly Springs Salamanders and the Miracle League of the Triangle’s Advanced Players Academy buddy up for a benefit All-Star Game.

This night of family fun also includes raffles, Race around the Bases against “Sal” the Salamander and more. All proceeds benefit the Miracle League of the Triangle and the Holly Springs Civitan, host of the event.

Jack “The Hammer” Yarborough of Cary, a member of Miracle League, earned his nickname for his power swing, which consistently sends the ball over the fence.

Jack’s dad and team coach, Frank Yarborough, said, “The Miracle League has been life changing for us. It’s such a great time. The kids believe in themselves, and baseball is a tool for them to achieve amazing things.”

Established in Cary in 2006 by businessmen Robin Rose and Tony Withers, the nonprofit is one of 250 Miracle League organizations worldwide offering America’s favorite pastime to those with special needs, in a safe, accepting environment.

Executive Director Benjy Capps, who began his Miracle League journey in 2006 as a volunteer on behalf of his son, Micah, says the Advanced Players Academy was recently introduced to give more competitive players a place to learn and play games.

This week’s All-Star game will take place at the Salamanders’ home in the North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs, at 7 p.m. on July 12. Tickets are $5 per person.

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