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The finishing touches are being put on the upcoming sixth annual Keeping the Dream Alive Dinner on the Diamond at Miller Park, 1905 SW Fourth Ave., in Delray Beach from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 20.
Last year, Nikic became the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon. His effort earned the 22-year-old Maitland resident the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance as part of the recent 2021 ESPN ESPYS.
This is the final week to buy tickets for the dinner or help sponsor the event.
“The ‘Dream’ is not just about bringing back the players and maintaining the facilities but also keeping the league sustainable for years to come,” said Julia Kadel, who founded the Miracle League with her husband Jeff 15 years ago. “We pray that people can join us as we celebrate 15 years of smiles, 15 years of friendships and 15 years of allowing children with special needs to dream big.”
The event will also include dinner, dancing and a silent/live auction. Kadel said past fundraising and annual Dinner on the Diamond events have allowed them to keep Miracle League fee-free for all players while also upgrading their facilities to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
Country music and Nashville recording artist Tom Jackson Band will perform during the evening.