Traverse City Dream Team Raises Money for Children, Young Adults with Disabilities

It may still be winter, but that will not stop one group from thinking about the great summer pastime.

Sunday was a day for talking baseball with the Traverse City Dream Team.

The Dream Team is Northern Michigan’s first coed baseball league for kids and young adults with disabilities.

Their Annual Baseball Bash Fundraiser happened Sunday.

The organization celebrated its 5th Anniversary with live music, a silent auction and a raffle.

They say they have nearly tripled the number of players, volunteers and play-partner participants since it first began in 2014.

“We are paying for the jerseys. We are paying for the field at the Civic Center, all the equipment, so I want to say around $9,000 for us to do. We have four teams, 75 players, so it adds up,” said Erin Smyth, a Dream Team board member and coach.

The fundraiser brings in money for players ages eight to 24.

It is to make sure the Dream Team is free for players and their families.

The season starts mid-May.