- Abbey and Joe IronPigs Community Star Award Recipients
“Joe and Abbey are Seniors at Easton Area High School and outstanding representatives of the youth of our community. Their volunteer work with the Miracle League of Northampton County is a shining example of the best of our students in the Lehigh Valley have to offer.
When you see a Miracle League game for the first time you will be amazed by what you see. Special needs children of all ages and abilities playing the game of baseball. Running, walking and wheeling around the field, hitting a baseball for the first time. The smiles on the players faces tell you that you are truly witnessing something special. At the heart of this experience are our volunteers, and at the heart of our volunteers are Joe Salas and Abbey Heimbach.
Joe and Abbeys signature are all over what we do. They can be witnessed being buddies with our kids needing the most attention, putting them at ease with their confidence and calm demeanor. They can be seen be running the scoreboard, announcing a game, coaching a team or flipping hamburgers. They organize other groups of students to volunteer and put in hours and hours of volunteer time doing whatever they can to make The Miracle League Experience the best it can be for our very special players and their families. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a true Community Star.
I am very proud to recognize Abbey Heimbach and Joe Salas as a Community Star Award Recipient.”
The MLNC family congratulates and is very proud of Abbey and Joe as recipients of this award.
- Holiday Party 2016
The 2016 Miracle League of Northampton County Holiday Party was held on December 10th. DJ music, dancing, food, a visit from Homer and the main attraction was the visit by Santa. Dan McKinney and Amanda Sechrist honored our coaches and super volunteers for their involvement which makes our program run so smooth. A great time was had by all!! Click here for more pictures.
- Duke Realty volunteer to paint at the field
Recently the wonderful folks from Duke Realty volunteered to paint the bathrooms and part of the kitchen at our field. This team of fourteen Duke employees have done many projects in municipalities where their buildings are located. In Palmer Township Duke is developing the northern section of the township with three warehouses. The Board of Directors and players thank these Duke employees for what they have done for us.
- MLNC Halloween 2016
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in October the Miracle League of Northampton County held it’s fourth annual Trick or Treat event at its field. Approximately 45 community minded families, organizations and businesses set up trick or treat stations around the field for the enjoyment of several hundred Miracle League player and their families. The decorated stations with those in costumes provided a fun atmosphere for those attending the event. To see many pictures of the event go to the Miracle League of Northampton County’s Facebook page.
A big thank you to Shelly Anderson and her team from the Yankee Fan Club of the Lehigh Valley for putting this event on for our players and families.
- Fan-wear for Sale!!
- A Bird’s Eye View
- Our MVP Volunteers
The Miracle League of Northampton County is blessed to have hundreds of volunteers who come to the field every year to be the players buddies, coaches, work in the concession stand and are announcers/video board operators. We thank them all for what they do.
To recognize our volunteers, the Board of Directors created the MVP Volunteer(s) award this year. This year the 2016 MVP Volunteer awards go to Kelly Schultheis and Morena Koorie. Kelly is a senior at Easton Area High School and a member of the Easton Angels and Morena is a senior at Moravian Academy. Both of them have spent hundreds of hours at the field over the years and will jump in any place where we need help but their main focus is being a buddy to the players.
Kelly and Morena were honored at the IronPigs Miracle League Day and provide with their awards of appreciation.
- Miracle League at the IronPigs 2016
April 30, 2016. The Miracle League of Northampton County met the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley at Coca Cola Park for the annual Miracle League Day with the IronPigs. Players from both team had the experience of playing on the baseball field with the IronPigs players being their buddies. The players and their families enjoyed a meal and watching the IronPigs hosting the Buffalo Bisons in the evening game. We thank the IronPigs management team and players for hosting this event. We also thank our sponsors: Embassy Bank of the Lehigh Valley, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Heights Athletic Association and Cohen – Feeley – Altemose – Rambo Personal Injury Law.
- Presentation to the IronPigs
This year was the first time that the Miracle League of Northampton County was invited to play at the Miracle League at the IronPigs. As part of this event the IronPigs Charities presented our league with a generous donation. This was a great event for our players and their families and it was greatly appreciated by the MLNC Board of Directors. As a result the IronPigs were added to our Wall of Fame on the side of our field house and an appreciation plaque was present to them. In the picture from left to right are Bob Lammi, President of the MLNC, Kurt Landes, General Manager of the IronPigs and Dana DeFilippo, Director of Community Relations for the IronPigs.
- MLNC Receives Non-Profit Excellence Award
June 11, 2015 the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce held its 2015 Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony and presented the Miracle League of Northampton County with its Non-Profit Excellence Award. MLNC Board Member and parent of two of our players Jennifer Dietrick along with her two daughters Alex and Lauren accepted the award before over 200 Easton Area business men and women. We are very pleased to be recognized for what our league has accomplished in the short time we have been playing ball. This award is dedicated to our players, their families and the hundreds of volunteers who come to Easton Rotary Field every year to make the experience for the players extra special.
Click here to view the video that was produced to introduce the award.