Local kids with disabilities live out their baseball dreams

By Josh Martin

August 23, 2014 Updated Aug 23, 2014 at 7:18 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A national disability advocate collaborates with the B-Mets to help local disabled children live out their baseball dreams.

Dave Clark is an advocate for people with disabilities and a former professional baseball player.

He was stricken with polio as a young boy, but said he never let the disease stop him from living his dreams.

Clark overcame huge obstacles to become a professional baseball player.

Saturday morning, Clark shared his story with B-Met's players and local disabled children, to help show them that nothing is impossible as long as you believe in yourself.

“What a privilege it is to be involved in this game and that we all take it for granted," said Clark. "These kids don’t and this is a day they’ll never forget and it's all about them."

The kids went through a series of stations with the help of Binghamton Mets players. The stations showed the kids how to throw, catch, hit and run the bases.

Many kids said the highlight of the event was the "High Five Game," where all the campers were able to hit, run the bases and then high five the volunteers and B-Mets players, along their trip around the diamond.

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