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Miracle League Opening Day, By St Clair College Student Andrew Bradley
Miracle League Opening Day, By St Clair College Student Andrew Bradley
Posted September 15, 2013

BY ANDREW BRADLEY
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

The Amherstburg Miracle League, a piece of baseball heaven, held opening day ceremonies Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 am. The nine-team, 140-player league for intellectually and physically disabled players runs Saturdays until Oct. 26. The ballpark, at the southeast corner of Meloche Road and Simcoe Street, has a turf playing surface so that players in wheelchairs can play. Players are paired with volunteers called ‘buddies’ who help with hitting, running the bases and fielding.

“When you have a child or an adult child with a disability, it can often be very isolating,” said league spokesperson Michele Vigneux. “But the sense of community that’s developed among the parents and fans, and even some of the buddies and volunteers …[has] created a strong awareness that people with disabilities have endless things to offer us.” 

The first Miracle League formed in 1997 in metro-Atlanta, Georgia after a disabled child asked to play on a local team. Today, according to miracleleague.com, there are over 250 leagues throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia and Canada. “Chuck Bondy, who’s our president, had seen some Miracle League games,” said Vigneux, whose son is a player, “and really thought this would be an awesome thing for Amherstburg …and through a lot of combined efforts we were able to get the funding and build the very first and only Miracle League in Canada.

Amherstburg Miracle League Golf Tournament 2013
Amherstburg Miracle League Golf Tournament 2013
Posted August 18, 2013

Another absolutely amazing day at our 4th Annual Golf tournament....beautiful weather, good friends, and great Miracle League supporters!!! Special thanks to all of our volunteers (especially to our players Sohan , Max Vigneux and Max & Josh Knight-Shank for their extra special help), Freedom 55 Financial, the many individuals and businesses who donated door prizes, the hole sponsors, the organizers....and most especially the MANY generous golfers who opened up their hearts and wallets all in support of the Miracle League!! A huge success again this year. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! Can't wait to see everyone at our 5th annual golf tournament!! 

See our Tournament Photos in our Media Photo Gallery

Miracle League Golf Tournament
Posted July 09, 2013

The 4th annual Miracle League Golf tournament is Aug. 17th @ Fox Glen Golf Club. We are in NEED of 6 more teams (4/team) to help us reach our GOAL for this year's tournament. PLEASE consider putting a team together. It is a guaranteed fun day with good friends, laughter and great prizes all to support the Miracle League of Amherstburg. This is a MAJOR fund raiser for the Miracle League and wecould really use your support. Time is running out....if you are interested please go to our websitewww.amherstburgmiracle.com, click on the golf tournament tab and complete your registration. More info can also be accessed by calling 519-919-4641. Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Stella Maris Catholic School
Stella Maris Catholic School
Posted June 26, 2013

Special thanks to the Amherstburg Stella Maris Catholic School dance team for their entertaining performances at game days June 15 and June 22. Thank-you for your support.

Spring Season Success
Posted June 25, 2013

Beautiful weather and beautiful people helped us close off our spring season at the Miracle League.  Wow...what a fast season filled with fun, sunshine, laughter & smiles.  So many people to say thank you to.  We truly mean it when we thank the EMS, buddies, coaches, pitchers, umpires, announcers, set up & take down crew, Board members, cooking crew, sponsors, entertainers, photographers,etc, etc.  We could not make Miracle League happen without your generous donation of skill, time and generous heart. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!      Finally to our players, families and their fans, you inspire us each week and we are so thrilled that we get to spend time with you each Saturday. :)  Have a great summer everyone.  Stay safe & healthy....and we will see you September 7th!!  Hunter.....have a great vacation too!! :)