MESA, Ariz. – Legacy Cares Inc., the 501c3 organization that owns Bell Bank Park, announced today the organization will host an inclusive flag football league, called Mikey’s League, at the 320-acre sports and entertainment complex in Mesa that opened in January of 2022. The eight-week league runs from March 15 through May 3 and will feature coed teens and young adults with or without intellectual or physical disabilities playing alongside each other in a fun, team environment. Practices and games will take place every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
“Mikey’s League believes all kids should have the chance to be a part of a team, something that embodies what Legacy Cares is all about,” said Douglas Moss, President of Legacy Cares. “We want to create the opportunity for everyone regardless of their physical or sensory abilities to participate in sports. We are extremely excited to partner with Mikey’s League to help create experiences that are fun and allow these athletes to ‘Leave their Legacy’ at Bell Bank Park.”
The cost to participate is $150 for the entire 8-week season (ESA payments are accepted) and includes uniforms, insurance, facility use and equipment costs. Registration is now open and will be available through March 22 at https://mikeysleague.leagueapps.com/leagues.
“At Mikey’s League, our mission is to challenge the limits placed on athletes with disabilities and our programming emphasizes inclusion and a traditional sports experience,” said Scott Freeman, Founder and Executive Director of Mikey’s League. “By partnering with Legacy Cares, we can ensure that world-class facilities are a part of that experience now and in the future. Playing at Bell Bank Park is another way we prove to our athletes that their inclusion in sports is meaningful and their accomplishments are valued.”
Mikey’s League exists to bring the community together through the power of inclusive sports, a goal that is achieved by bringing together athletes with physical or intellectual disabilities to compete alongside their peer partners (individuals without disabilities). The league strives to create a genuine team sport experience for all participants with structured practices and intentional coaching so every athlete’s talent can shine. For more information visit www.mikeysleague.org.
ABOUT LEGACY CARES
Legacy Cares is a 501c3 non-profit organization (#84-3520422) provides athletes and non-athletes alike of all ages, economic backgrounds and levels of athletic proficiency, the opportunity to participate in sports while fostering the enjoyment and camaraderie of teamwork and perseverance, key components in athletic competition and lifetime success. Its mission is to provide families a safe, friendly, high-quality environment in which to experience different sporting, artistic, educational, and entertainment amenities. Legacy Cares serves the community by providing opportunities to explore, learn and develop new and existing skills and to extract untapped abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle. All contributions to Legacy Cares are tax deductible. For more information visit https://legacysportsusa.com/legacy-cares/.
ABOUT LEGACY SPORTS USA
Legacy Sports USA is the organization behind Bell Bank Park, initially the vision of Randy J. Miller, Chairman of Legacy Sports USA, Chad J. Miller, CEO of Legacy Sports USA, and Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, Director of Performance Training at Bell Bank Park. Legacy Sports USA is dedicated to hosting premiere tournament events for youth sports and offering opportunities for athletes of all ages and at all levels to develop skills and enjoy training and competition.
ABOUT BELL BANK PARK
Bell Bank Park, a 320-acre world class family sports and entertainment complex, fulfills the mission of Legacy Cares. The one-of-a-kind complex features a 5,000 seat Outdoor Stadium, 2,800 seat Indoor Arena, (35) Soccer/Lacrosse/Football Fields, (57) Indoor Volleyball Courts, (8) Baseball and Softball fields, (20) Basketball Courts, (41) Pickleball Courts, (12) Beach Volleyball Courts, Obstacle Course Racing Park, (22) Futsal Courts, Gymnastics Center, Dance Studio, Cheer Center, Sports Performance Center, Family Fitness Center, Wellness & Fitness Center, esports Center, Kids Play Center, two zip lines, 2.7 acre Tixr Yard for concerts and events, The G.O.A.T Sports Bar and Restaurant, and so much more. With numerous playing fields, Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports USA serves as a major hub for professional, club and recreation competition at various levels of expertise and proficiency. The Park expands beyond sports. The team at Bell Bank Park will create festivals, signature experiences and live concerts that feature national touring acts. The Park will create a thriving entertainment destination in Mesa and the Greater Phoenix region.