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.
The Yankee Fan Club of the Lehigh Valley presented the 2018 Trick or Treat Night at Easton Rotary Field. This is the sixth year they have produced this event. The Miracle League of Northampton County Officers and Board of Directors thanks Shelly Alexander and her team for an outstanding event. We also thank the organizations and business who were part of this great event. Click here to view the list of those who participated in this event.
This past Saturday night (October 20, 2018) over 300 players and their families came to our field in costume for the Miracle League of Northampton County’s annual Trick or Treat night sponsored and managed by the Lehigh Valley Yankee Fan Club. This is the sixth year the Club has put on this great event and we thank the Yankee Fan Club for everything they do for us. We also thank the 50 organizations and businesses who participated in this year’s event. Their booth themes, creativity in design and costumes were absolutely fantastic. Many of them have spent weeks before this event designing and building to their theme. It was difficult for the judges to make their choices; however, they did make their decisions and the pictures with this post show the winners. WE THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO MADE THIS SUCH A GREAT EVENT!!!!
The vendor booth award winners:
MOST CREATIVE – Town of Phillipsburg New Jersey
BEST COSTUME – Northampton County Bar Association
BEST OVERALL – AAA Northampton County Discounts & Rewards
FRANTZ TROPHIES AND PLAQUES AWARD – Amaryllis Tattoo Artistry & Design
MIRACLE LEAGUE PRESIDENT’S AWARD – McMiracles by Laubach’s Plumbing & Home Services, LLC
SHELLY’S AWARD – Servpro of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall
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On September 15, 2018, Board member Bob Lammi visited the Knights of Columbus in Bangor to accept a donation to MLNC. Each year the Knights of Columbus hold car washes with the proceeds going to a non-profit. This past summer the Knights held a car wash with the proceeds being donated to our league. We thank the Knights for choosing us for this year’s donation. At the presentation, Lammi gave the group an overview of the MLNC on what we do.