Miracle League of Music City
P.O. Box 50710
Nashville TN 37205
Mission Statement
Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities, promote community support and sponsorship of the Miracle League of Music City, promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of the Miracle League players and their families.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Scott Tygard
Board Chair Mr. Scott Tygard
Board Chair Company Affiliation Delta Airlines, Inc.
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2015
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
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Projected Expenses $79,500.00
Projected Annual Revenue 100000 (2018)
Statements
Mission Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities, promote community support and sponsorship of the Miracle League of Music City, promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of the Miracle League players and their families.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
- Become a "Buddy". The Miracle League is more than just playing a game, but is also about making friends, building self-esteem, and treated just like everyone else.  The Miracle League of Music City will use a "Buddy" system - pairing players with a peer or friend to assist them through.  Each "Buddy" focuses on providing their teammate with an encouraging, safe environment in which their efforts produce success in each facet of the game.  The result is a bond that forever connects them as teammates.  The Miracle League of Music is a wonderful way to give back to others.
- Visit www.musiccitymiracleleague.com to donate and view the MLMC presentation
- In Kind Donations
- Fundraising/Event Volunteers 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Baseball & Softball
Secondary Organization Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines / Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
Programs
Description
The Miracle League of Music City will provide an opportunity for children with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball!  With a specially designed rubber turf field, the Miracle League of Nashville will make dreams come true for children 4-99 years of age with special needs.
 
Every Child Deserves the Chance to Play Baseball!  
Budget 80,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities, People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success
Children with special needs aren't the only ones who benefit from the action on the field.  Through the "buddy program", youth players and community volunteers partner with our players to provide assistance encouragement.  This partnership benefits both sides as they share the great American pastime to find common ground and, most importantly friendships.  The field can also be used by wounded warriors, special olympics, senior citizens and anyone that would benefit from playing on a custom-designed ADA rubberized turf field that allows those persons in wheelchairs and walkers to glide unrestricted to their positions without fear of injury.  In other words it provides a level playing field where children with physical and mental disabilities can hit, run and catch - just as they envisioned in their dreams. 
 
 
 
 
Long term Success
The MLMC mission is to provide opportunities for children with special needs to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities, promote community support and sponsorship of the Miracle League of Music City, and promote the construction of special facilities that meet unique needs of the Miracle League players and their families.   
 
For the past fourteen years, the National Miracle League has made it possible for children with physical and mental disabilties to achieve the same dream as their peers - to play baseball.  We have partnered with the National chapter to create the Miracle League of Music City, the first in Middle Tennessee.  There are presently 270 plus Miracle League organizations across the country including Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Australia serving 200,000 plus children and young adults.
 
But it's more than playing a game.  The MLMC is about making new friends building self-esteem and being treated like other kids.  The MLMC serves children who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities that cause them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional youth baseball leagues.  According to the 2013 Tennessee Census Bureau there are over 85,000 children who have disabilities between the ages of 5 and 19 and with you adults that number increases substantially.  This fields can also be used by wounded warriors, special olympics, senior citizens, etc.
 
 
Program Success Monitored By
For the past fourteen years, The National Miracle League has made it possible for children with physical and mental disabilties to achieve the same dream as their peers - to play baseball.  The MLMC has partnered with the National chapter to create the Miracle League of Music City, the first in Middle Tennessee.
 
The West Nashville Sports League, a youth sports league with over 6,000 participating children for 23 years has also partnered with the MLMC.  The Miracle League field will be built at Edwin Warner Park right next to 5 baseball and 8 flag football fields that are utilized by the West Nashville Sports League.  WNSL employees, board members and volunteers are all participating in making the MLMC a huge success. 
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CEO Comments
Through funding by sponsors and commitment of volunteers, The Miracle League of Music City can build a specially equipped field for our players in the Middle Tennessee area.  The custom-designed field incorporates a cushioned rubberized turf that allows children with in wheelchairs and walkers to glide unrestricted to their positions without fear of injury.  In other words it provides a level playing field where children with physical and mental disabilities can hit, run and catch - just as they envisioned in their dreams.  The field can also be used by wounded warriors, special olympics and anyone that would benefit from using this ADA specialized turf field.
 
Children with special needs aren't the only ones who benefit from the action on the field.  Through the "buddy" program, youth players and community volunteers partner with our players to provide assistance and encouragement.  This partnership benefits both sides as they share the great American pastime to find common ground and, most importantly friendships.
 
A Miracle...
 
If we were to tell you about an organized baseball league, you might call it ordinary.
If we were to tell you the athletes have special needs, you might call it touching.
If you were to see them play, you would call it a Miracle!
 
"Every child deserves a Chance to Play Baseball" 
 
Please visit www.musiccitymiracleleague.com to donate and view the MLMC Presentation.
 
Scott Tygard
Executive Director 
 
 
 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Scott Tygard
Company Affiliation Delta Airlines, Inc.
Term Nov 2015 to Nov 2025
Email scott@musiccitymiracle.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Kyle Armstrong Steelhead Building GroupVoting
Mr. Nick Gold Entertainment TravelVoting
Mr. Mike Hastings Bellevue Sports WeeklyVoting
Mr. Richard Nickels Frost Brown Todd, LLCVoting
Mrs. Sandi Tygard West Nashville Sports League, Inc.Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
CEO Comments
For many adults, playing a sport or sports is a fondly-remembered part of growing up.  Playing a sport has numerous social and mental benefits to participants, which adds to its consistently high popularity.  For children with special needs, sports can prove to be dangerous or impossible to participate in.  Miracle League of Music City has been organized so that children with mental and physical needs can safely participate in the sport of baseball.  Conducting this program will help participants learn the rules of the sport and kindle lifelong friendships.
 
MLMC will be conducting a fall and spring league, both lasting approximately 8 weeks each.  Teams will be co-ed, and the organization anticipated providing its programs for 120 players per year.  Children participating will be paired with a "buddy", a child who can stand behind and assist athletes in getting to their bases.  Through this buddy system, the organization will enable participants to fully take part in the games. 
 
Athletic activities will be taught by volunteer coaches.  Volunteers to be considered for recruitment with MLMC will be required to undergo a background check. 
 
Program promotions will take place through the organization's website (www.miracleleaguemusiccity.com), social media postings, word-of-mouth through the community, and networking with local non-profit organizations which work with children who have special needs. 
 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Scott Tygard
Term Start Nov 2015
Email scott@musiccitymiracle.net
Experience Scott founded and has served as President/Executive Director of the West Nashville Sports League since 1977, a youth sports league for boys and girls from Kindergarten to 9th grade.  The league began with 75 children and now have over 6,000 year-round participants in basketball, baseball, flag football, soccer and cheerleading making the league one of the largest in Tennessee.   He is a Nashville native that graduated from Vanderbilt University.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 8
Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Under Development
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $100,000.00
Projected Expenses $79,500.00
Detailed Financials
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Assets and Liabilities
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Short Term Solvency
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Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Yes
Campaign Purpose Through funding by sponsors and commitment of volunteers, The Miracle League of Music City, will build a specially equipped field for our players in the Middle Tennessee area.  The area will include an ADA Playground, Concession Stand ADA Bathrooms, and new parking facilities at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville, TN.
Capital Campaign Goal $1,500,000.00
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2019
Solicitations Permit
Charitable Solicitations June 2019
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2018 Budget2018
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments

This organization filed a 990-N form with the IRS, which does not provide specific financial information. Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less ($25,000 for tax years ending after December 31, 2007 and before December 31, 2010) are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead. Comments provided by Paige Dempsey, 10/19/18.

Kathryn Bennett 1/12/18.
Nonprofit Miracle League of Music City
Address P.O. Box 50710
Nashville, TN 37205
Primary Phone (615) 656-0229
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Scott Tygard
Board Chair Mr. Scott Tygard
Board Chair Company Affiliation Delta Airlines, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 2015

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