Centennial baseball league breaks down barriers for kids with special needs

BY VICENTE ARENASUPDATED AT 01:42PM, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, KDVR.COM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Nearly three decades ago, a Centennial man received a diagnosis that would change the course of his life.

His love of baseball though was left untouched.

And although he’s not able to play the sport, he’s making sure others enjoy it despite their own challenges.

Iyla Graham is one of those people.

The 9-year-old just started walking 18 months ago. On Sunday, she scored a run for the Colorado Rockies Bambino baseball team.

Until recently, the kids with special needs could only watch their siblings play the sport.

The Centennial Youth Baseball Softball Association’s Bambino League broke down barriers and put them on the field.

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