JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Natalie Manley joined local elected officials, community leaders and volunteer at Joliet’s Miracle League Field to celebrate the 10th season for the Miracle League. Founded by Pete and Sharon Ferro, the Miracle League, a non-profit organization that provides children with disabilities, an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.

“I am proud to live in a community with so many people dedicated to serving others,” said Manley. “I would like to thank Pete and Sharon, as well as their many volunteers, for all they do every year to ensure that the Miracle League has a successful season. It is wonderful to be able to watch these special athletes have the opportunity to play.”

“We were honored to have the support of so many community leaders, including Mayor of Joliet Robert O’Dekirk, as well as Representatives Natalie Manley and Larry Walsh,” said Sharon Ferro, Executive Director of the Miracle League of Joliet. “We would also like to extend a thank you to Councilwoman Jan Quillman, Councilmen Don “Duck” Dickinson and Michael Turk. Your support means so much to us, our volunteers and our athletes and their families.”

For more information on Representative Manley’s upcoming events, please contact her district office at or 815-725-2741.


State Reps. Natalie Manley and Larry Walsh, Jr. recognize the Miracle League for all of their work in the community. Left to Right: Pete Ferro, Sharon Ferrero, Councilman Don “Duck” Dickerson, Councilwoman Jan Quillman, Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

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