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.
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.
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.
The New York Yankees Fan Club of the Lehigh Valley hit a grand slam home run with their production of the wonderful MLNC Trunk or Treat event at the Charles Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township on Saturday, October 24, 2020. For many years they have produced trick or treat nights at the Miracle League Field but this year with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic things had to change and the Fan Club rose to the occasion. Many thanks go out to Shelly Anderson and her team for all the work they put into planning and pulling off the event. The great success was shown in the smiles on the faces of our many players and families which drove through the line of 32 organizations that handed out treats. To see images of the event click on the links below.
On December 14th, MLNC held its Holiday Party for players and families at the Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township. Click here to see pictures of the event.
The Miracle League of Northampton County received a very generous gift from the First Energy Foundation this Holiday Season. First Energy is the parent company of Met-Ed with an office in Forks Township. The players and Board of Directors of MLNC thank the employees of First Energy for this donation. Pictured from left to right are: Ric Agretto, Jennifer Dietrick, Lauren Dietrick and Gary Mason, Regional External Affairs, Met-Ed.