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Law Firms’ World Series Challenge Ends in Victory for All

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Posted on November 2, 2023

Grungo Law, with offices in South Jersey and Philadelphia, challenged The Husband-and-Wife Law Team, an official partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, to put up two World Series tickets and donate $1000 to their organization of choice, if their respective team loses the final series of the NCLS.

Because the Diamondbacks made it to the World Series, Grungo Law has purchased two World Series tickets for The Husband & Wife Law Team’s fan base and made a donation to their local organization of their choice, the Miracle League of Arizona.

This challenge brought friendly competition and fun, but more importantly, it served as a way to give back to the community. These firms wanted to provide someone within the community an unforgettable experience at the World Series, all with the goal of benefitting great organizations.

To have the chance to win the World Series tickets, The Husband & Wife Law Team required fans to make a minimum donation to their charity of choice to enter. Because of this, over $10,000 has been raised for the Arizona Miracle League, and a young boy and his family had an incredible experience seeing the Diamondbacks play the Texas Rangers in the World Series.

In addition, Grungo Law and The Husband & Wife Law Team have both donated $1,000 each to Build Jake’s Place.
The challenge has shone a necessary spotlight on these incredible organizations dedicated to
improving the lives of families and children with disabilities by making simple, joyous pleasures in life, like playgrounds and baseball, accessible.

About Build Jake’s Place

Build Jake’s Place helps to build boundless playgrounds that allow children and adults of all abilities to play and interact with each other. Because of this organization, children in wheelchairs and other assistive devices can play alongside others with ease. Even parents and grandparents with a disability can play and interact with the children.

Some special features of these playgrounds include ramping to accommodate wheelchairs and assistive devices; special surfacing and apparatus designed to accommodate any child. Jake’s Place was built for Jacob Myle Cummings, whose rare heart condition, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, made it difficult to go to his favorite place: the playground. He drew motivation and joy from seeing other kids have fun. After he passed away in 2008, Jacob’s parents, Kate and Joseph, used a gift they were given to build a playground in honor of their son.

“This idea gave us life,” said Lynn Cummings, Jacob’s grandmother. This thought also gave life to what is now Build Jake’s Place, which connects families and children through happiness and fun.

About The Arizona Miracle League

The Miracle League is a nonprofit organization that provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to play baseball on a specialized, rubber field that meets the unique needs of players and their families. There are over 300 Miracle League Organizations across the United States, including Puerto Rico, and has extended into Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1998, this organization has provided life-changing opportunities for thousands of children and families.

“I personally think Miracle League is about so much more than just a sport. It’s an opportunity for individuals with special needs to have an environment where they are welcome, where they are accepted, where they are included,” said Executive Director Cassandra Switalski.

The Miracle League of Arizona offers a safe and successful baseball experience for children, teens, and adults with disabilities or special health care needs. There are 24 different teams for the various age and skill levels, including a competitive division for more advanced players. Players can start at the age of five and participate well into adulthood. The families who come to the Miracle League have been dealt a great deal of hardship and tribulations. Because of this organization’s dedication, parents see their children develop confidence, and are often left in tears of joy, like Miracle Leaguer mom, Randa Canter, because she sees her son “being a normal kid, and experiencing life in all the same ways you want your
kids to experience life.”