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.
Every year for the past eight years the BIP has put on the Palmer 5K race and run at Fairview Park during the Palmer Days Celebration. Each of those 5 years, $5,000 raised at that event has been donated to the Miracle League of Northampton County to be used for the continuance of its baseball program for children and young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. The check was present by Jeff Kicska, the lead person for the event, to Jennifer Dietrick president of MLNC.
Many of the Miracle League of Northampton County family came to the field on Saturday, April 13, 2019, to participate in this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. Again this year, this event was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Union Council 345 Easton. We thank the Council and the members who came to the field to put this event for our players. A great time was had by all.
At the 2018 MLNC Holiday Party Mike Hunsicker of the Knights of Columbus Union Council 345 in Easton presented a donation check for $1,000 to Jennifer Dietrick, President of the Miracle League of Northampton County and a check for $2,000 to Amanda Sechrist, Director of the Northampton Special Olympics. We thank Mike and the Knights of Columbus for their continued support of the Miracle League and Special Olympics.
On December 15, 2018, approximately 300 Miracle League of Northampton County player and their families enjoyed the annual Holiday Party at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. They enjoy the bounce, slide, photo booth, chocolate, the Balloon Man, face painting, music, and food. But the highlight was the visit from Santa who made a special trip from the North Pole. A great time was had by all.