For those who did not get the opportunity to attend the 5th Anniversary Celebration on September 9, 2017 the video of the proceedings has been placed on YouTube. To see the ceremony and pictures of the Phillie Fanatic please click here.
Trick or Treat 2017 was another great success. We thank the Yankee Fan Club of the Lehigh Valley for putting on a great event for the players and their families again this year. We also thank the many businesses, organizations and families who came to the field to hand out the treats to the players and families of the Miracle League of Northampton County. Click here to view pictures taken at the event.
At the September 28th MLNC game, the members of the Palmer Municipal Fire Department attended for two reasons. They were buddies to our players and made a presentation to our league. Fire Commissioner Steve Gallagher presented a check to Ric Agretto for $2,000. This was money raised from the departments Run for a Cause 5K which took place this summer. We thank PMFD for their generous contribution and being part of our game.
It was a beautiful day for the 5th Anniversary Celebration and Opening Day of the Fall season for the Miracle League of Northampton County. We thank the Easton Area High School Band for the music, County Executive John Brown, Palmer Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver, Easton Rotary Club President Kathy Trimble, MLNC Coach Mary Kate Baran, MLNC Volunteer Leah Fastenau, MLNC Parent Pam Youngkin and MLNC Player Tyler Youngkin for making our celebration so special. We also thank all of our volunteers who made the day special for all that attended. Special thanks to the Phillie Phanatic who provided the fun and smiles for everyone. Click Here to see pictures of the event.
Volunteers mean the world to the Miracle League of Northampton County. We could provide the excellent environment to play baseball for our players without them whether they are in the field as buddies, working in the concession stand, announcing, working the video board or sitting at the fan wear table they are all so important.
Every once in a while we get the opportunity to get a group picture of the volunteers and the players. This picture was taken on Thursday night, September 21, 2017, when the golf team from Lafayette College and the Phantom Girls Soccer team were the buddies. We thank them for providing a wonderful experience for our players.
From the beginning of the Miracle League of Northampton County, the Moondog Baseball Team has been a very generous support of our League. At our game on September 23, 2017, Turk Starniri and his Moondog colleagues made a check presentation to MLNC Vice President Ric Agretto. In remarks made during the presentation, Turk indicated “The Moondogs manager and players are proud to present a charitable donation check for $2,000 to the Miracle League for use in ongoing operations of the Easton Rotary Field complex. Please use this contribution wisely to enhance the social, emotional and sporting experience of children with intellectual disabilities. The Moondog players and the Palmer Days Seafood Stand sponsors wish to thank you for the opportunity to support and participate in the success of your excellent organization.”
In the presentation picture from left to right are Turk Starniri, Moondog volunteer Terri Fey, Ric Agretto, Moondog third baseman Rich Wescoe, Moondog first baseman and Palmer Days Stand treasurer Don Jean and Moondog volunteer Doreen Templeton.
The Palmer Municipal Fire Department is holding a fund raiser on July 15th with the proceeds to benefit the Miracle League of Northampton County. If you are a runner please sign up for the 5K or have a special car sign up for the Car Show. If you have neither than just come out and have a great time. See the details in the flier below.
The Easton Angels of Easton Area High School provided the Miracle League of Northampton County with a check for $3400 at its June 10, 2017 Miracle League game. Since the Angels was formed in 2012 they have been a very important organization to the MLNC in many ways. Many of the members have been very active at our games and special events by providing buddies, video board operators, announcers and when we need help in the concession stand they step forward if they are at the field. Each of the past several years they have had fund raisers and our league has been one the benefactors of their generosity. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Players we thank the Easton Angels.
In 2016, the Board of Directors of the Miracle League of Northampton County initatied a program where they honor volunteers (normally seniors in high school) who have gone above and beyond to help their league and players. In 2017, the Board chose two members of the Easton Angels – Abbey Heimbach and Joe Salas as this years Super Volunteers. At a Miracle League game on June 10th they were honored and presented with a check for $500 and a plaque by Vice President Ric Agretto. We all thank Abbey and Joe for what they have done over the past several years.