April 2, 2023 • 5-9pm • Mohegan Sun - Uncas Ballroom
The Miracle League of Southeastern Connecticut invites you to Playing for a Miracle, an evening of cocktails, delicious food, desserts, auctions & games for a good cause.
Meet and mingle with professional athletes and coaches.
April 2, 2023
Mohegan Sun - Uncas Ballroom
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT
Tickets: $150 per person / $50 children 18 & under
Attire: Business Casual/comfortable
This year, we are going mobile with our auction bidding. Bids will be placed online with your smartphone or other mobile device. Don't worry! Volunteers will be available to assist with the bidding process. Auction items will be available to preview on the website with online bidding starting one week prior to the event.
Evening's Speaker: Steve Emt, Paralympian
After high school, Steve chose to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY playing both soccer and basketball. Steve also attended the University of Connecticut playing basketball for the legendary coach Jim Calhoun.
In March of 1995, Steve’s life took a dramatic turn when a car accident changed his life forever. After hours of surgery and days in a coma, he woke up to learn that he was paralyzed from the waist down and would never walk again. Confined to a wheelchair, Steve Emt was faced with the challenge of learning how to live again. After nine months of hard work and determination, Steve was back at work full time. Realizing it was time to make the decision to change his life, Steve went back to school to get his teaching certificate and taught middle school math for the next twenty years. During that time, he also coached the same high school boys’ basketball team that he once starred for.
During the summer of 2013, a chance encounter introduced Steve to the sport of curling when he not only fell in love with the sport but realized that his dream of being an Olympian may still be attainable. Through hard work, commitment, and dedication, Steve earned a position on Team USA in the Winter of 2014 and has remained with the team ever since. To date, Steve is a 7-time National Champion, has competed in 5 World Championships and the 2018 Paralympic Games. Most recently earning a Gold Medal in the 2020 World B Championships. His team recently competed in the 2022 Paralympic Games held in Beijing, China.