On December 11, 2021, the MLNC held its Annual Holiday Party. Here area a number of photos of the event.
On Thursday, November 4th, The Business, Industrial & Professional Assoication of Palmer Township (BIP) held its 44th Annual Civic Trust Awards banquet. At the banquet Jeff Kicska,, founder and coordinator of the Palmer5K race and member of the BIP Board of Directors presented a check for $5,000 to Ric Agretto, President of MLNC. For the past 10 years proceeds from this race, which is held in conjunction with the annual Palmer Days event at Fairview Park, have been donated to MLNC which to this point has totaled approximately $50,000. The players and board of directors thank the BIP for their continued support of our organization.
The 2021 Miracle League of Northampton County Trunk-or-Treat event was held yesterday at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township. Again this year the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club sponsored this special event. Approximately 200 players and their families drove through the park were they were welcomed by 30 decorated and costumed businesses, organizations, and families who were handing out treats to the players in each vehicle. A super time was had by all. A very huge THANK YOU VERY MUCH goes out to Shelly Anderson and her team from the Yankee Fan Club who put this wonderful event together. Thanks also go out to those who participated and created the very innovative Halloween themes. Click this link https://adobe.ly/3CdcM51 to view pictures of the event.
LVMSBL Officer Jim Reagle, presents a check for $2000 to Miracle League of Northampton County Co- Director Dan McKinney. From left are Chuck Frantz with his Miracle League team, the Yankees, and Miracle League’s Co- Director Amanda Secrest. This was a special day for the League and the charities. We thank LVMSBL for the generous donation.
|What||Miracle League Trunk or Treat 2021|
Bicenntennial Park East
5450 Liberto Lane,
Bethlehem, PA 18017
|When||Saturday, Oct 23 2:00pm to 3:30pm|
|Note||RAINDATE Sunday, Oct 24|
Signup for this event has closed. We thank the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club for hosting this event!
Our seventh annual Trick or Treat night at the field.
This year’s event is a Trunk or Treat where players and families will remain in vehicles driving through the park to get treats. To maintain social distancing and to keep traffic flowing, players must remain in the vehicle at all times.
The Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club would like to provide an estimate of players and siblings planning to attend this year’s Trunk or Treat event.
At the MLNC’s Batting and Base Running event on Saturday, May 22, 2021, David Kopew and Jared Neff of Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem presented a donation check of $10,196 as part of Subaru’s “Love Promise Award” program to Ric Agretto, President of the Miracle League of Northampton County. In their news release Faulkner Subaru states:
“Faulkner Subaru has been recognized for going above and beyond in supporting the causes and passions that are most important to Subaru owners. Faulkner’s generosity extends this year to the Miracle League of Northampton County, an organization that provides an opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to play baseball at a facility that meets the unique needs of the players and their families. This year Faulkner Subaru along with Subaru of America, Inc. will donate over $10,000 to this heartwarming organization.” To see the full news release click here.
The Board of Directors and the players of the Miracle League of Northampton County thank Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem for their super generosity.
Parents and Players!
This spring, we are having batting and base running practice. Please only sign up for one time slot. Each player may come one night/day with one parent only! NO EXCEPTIONS! Each player must bring their own bat and water bottle. Everyone must wear a mask while in the Miracle League facility!! Upon entering the field please have your mask on and use the hand sanitizer provided at the gate. You will be instructed where to stand and everyone must follow all social distancing rules. No players will be in the outfield. Everyone must exit the facility before the next session of practice begins.
Recently, we lost one of our most precious players. Eric McGovern was one of our original players from day one as has the entire McGovern family and children. Eric was so much fun as he challenged Mr. Dan to fire fast balls to him every time he came to the plate and yes, he never failed to hit them. Eric was loved by all of us who had the privilege to know him. He was a big Yankee fan and was a member of the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club led by our board member and President of the club, Chuck Frantz, and often went on trips to Yankee Stadium. Of course, he played on the Yankees at the Miracle League coached by Chuck Frantz. We will miss him dearly. Condolences to the McGovern Family from the entire Miracle League of Northampton County family.