Welcome Your New Executive Director!

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We are so proud to announce and welcome Hayley Sink into our Miracle League family as Executive Director for ACCESS of Wilmington! ACCESS is pleased to have Sink join the organization to continue enhancing the health, wellness, and quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families, living in southeastern North Carolina.

Many of you may recognize Hayley’s smiling face and caring heart as she has served as a volunteer with ACCESS of Wilmington for over 2 years. While completing an internship with ACCESS as a graduate student, Hayley also had the opportunity to serve as Interim Executive Director for the organization.

“Hayley’s enthusiasm for providing opportunities for recreation and wellness for persons with disabilities and her experience managing nonprofits are valuable assets for ACCESS and our community. Hayley will build on the great work of previous Executive Director, Jennifer Bell, whom she had the opportunity to work closely with,” said Dan Johnson, Founder and Board Chair of ACCESS of Wilmington.

Hayley received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 2012. She also holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Prior to relocating to Wilmington, Hayley served as a program provider, manager, and community outreach director within the nonprofit community in Roanoke, Virginia. Having an older sister living with cerebral palsy, Hayley is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of individuals living with disabilities and their families. She looks forward to serving the athletes, families, partners and volunteers of ACCESS, as well as the southeastern North Carolina community.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Hayley to the Miracle League family!

Farewell and Opening

ACCESS of Wilmington, Inc. (Operators of The Miracle League of Wilmington), with bittersweet fondness and great appreciation shares with the community that Executive Director, Jennifer Bell, will transition from her current role as Executive Director to a management role with Easterseals UCP of North Carolina & Virginia effective the end of June 2017.

During her three-year tenure with ACCESS, Jennifer has helped to secure the organization as a stable of recreation, health and wellness for hundreds of individuals with disabilities.  She has used her enhanced abilities as a grant writer and expertise in the area of recreation therapy to enable ACCESS to create and grow the G.A.M.E.S. fitness program for groups of individuals with special needs.  It allows for outdoor, recreation and physical fitness that has been proven to improve participants’ overall health and wellness. In addition, Jennifer established with a partnership with UNCW’s College of Health and Human Sciences to create and develop Project SOAR, which utilizes the Miracle Field for archery and cycling, and partners with local organizations to provide curling, surfing, scuba, and kayaking for Veterans living with disabilities.

Jennifer has helped to steer the organization towards financial stability and has increased the number of staff to better serve the ever-growing population of persons with disabilities while enhancing and growing literally thousands of volunteers and those engaged in the fields activities. Her impeccable financial integrity as a nonprofit leader has ensured value and transparency for our partners and donors, while ensuring individuals with disabilities are provided with quality and effective programming.  

Jennifer will remain an active part of the life of the organization, working with a partnering organization and leaves ACCESS better for having served it.   ACCESS proudly recognizes Kayla Jakubczak, existing Program Coordinator, serving in the interim until an executive director is secured.

Resumes and cover letters are being accepted and the job description and time frame for accepting applications cans be found here:

https://wilmington.craigslist.org/npo/6169251322.html

 

4th Annual Miracles in Motion

New Hanover Regional Medical Center's 4th Annual Miracles in Motion 5K & 1 Mile Run, Walk, and Roll presented by The Laymon Group will take place next Saturday, February 25th at 11AM at The Miracle Field!  This race is for all abilities and all proceeds go towards The Miracle League of Wilmington!

 

FIND MORE INFORMATION & SIGN UP HERE:  www.its-go-time.com/miracles-in-motion

 

We are so grateful to all the sponsors who make it possible

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

The Laymon Group

American Property Experts

UNCW College of Health and Human Services

UNCW School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

Edward Jones- Office of Tucker Polston

UNCW Cameron School of Business

UNCW Watson College of Education

Buffalo Wild Wings

ARCTransit

Coastal Chemical

Fleet Feet Sports

Bo Dean & Michael Freeze

Michael Franklin

Stephanie & Jim Mayew

Dan Johnson

Linda Wilson

Introducing Project SOAR

Together with UNCW College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, ACCESS of Wilmington, Inc. will be expanding its services to offer Project SOAR (Sports, Outreach, Adapted Recreation), an adaptive sports program for veterans with disabilities!

Over 500 veterans with disabilities living in Southeastern North Carolina will now be able to learn archery, cycling, curling, surfing, scuba diving, and kayaking, will be able to borrow sports equipment, and will have family support. THE SKY IS THE LIMIT for all abilities!

Miracle Makers Luncheon 2016: Big Success!

On behalf of all the athletes, parents, volunteers, staff, and Board at ACCESS of Wilmington, we would like to SINCERELY thank you for an amazing 2nd Annual Miracle Makers Luncheon on November 11, 2016! You helped to raise over $32,000.00 to open the door for hundreds of children and adults with disabilities living right here in our community! Because of you, even more with disabilities will now have a place to play, grow, improve, and enjoy. We can’t wait to share all that you have made possible next year!

Contact Jennifer Bell at (910) 508-6788 or jennifer@accessilm.org for more information about the 3rd Annual Miracle Makers Luncheon in 2017!

Video Archives

2016

Many children and young adults with disabilities cannot participate in organized team sports such as baseball due to a lack of accessible and safe facilities. The Wilmington Believes in Miracles campaign, with your help, has changed that and continues to change that every day!
3rd Annual Miracles in Motion 5K at the BRAX Stadium PPD Miracle Field. Hundreds of people with and without disabilities came together to run, walk, and roll for The Miracle League of Wilmington.
ACCESS of Wilmington, Inc. and the UNCW College of Health and Human Sciences have partnered together in conjunction with the G.A.M.E.S program.

2015

Fully inclusive playground where people of all abilities play together.

2014

This project was an excellent example of people coming together to better their community. The miracle league partnering up with the City of Wilmington, along with Power Secure. To produce an energy efficient, solar power play ground, handicap accessible for all to enjoy. Here at The Good Life we feel very fortunate to have been apart of it.

2013

Olsen Park features an inclusive playground to welcome children and families of all abilities and ages. The PlayBooster® playstructure includes accessible ramps so those using mobility devices can access the fun, sensory-rich play panels, and many playground climbers and slides.
After six years in the making, a full stadium, field and the Southeast's biggest accessible playground is now a dream come true for thousands! What an honor to have been able to build the bleachers for the PPD Miracle Field at BRAX Stadium for so many to enjoy!

2011