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Fall season ends with a HALLOWEEN PARTY
Fall season ends with a HALLOWEEN PARTY
Posted October 18, 2015

The final day of Miracle League was filled with fun, dancing and amazing costumes!! A BIG thank you to the Mouse Lodge who supplied all the food and treats this year and to our guest assistants from the Admiral Hockey Team. The Halloween party was a great way to spend time having fun with our friends and celebrating another incredible Miracle League season. We sincerely look forward to seeing everyone in the Spring of 2016!!

Three new Miracle League billboards have been approved by town council. Two need additional approvals from Essex County and ERCA.
Three new Miracle League billboards have been approved by town council. Two need additional approvals from Essex County and ERCA.
Posted October 01, 2015

By Ron Giofu

 

Town council has granted its permission for three new billboards for the Miracle League of Amherstburg and now awaits final approval from the County of Essex and ERCA.

Two four-foot by eight-foot billboards are planned for the north and south entrances to town while a third, larger, billboard will be placed near the Libro Centre sign. All signs will champion the fact that Amherstburg has the first Miracle League diamond in Canada.

A second has been built near Ottawa.

Miracle League board president Chuck Bondy and fellow committee members Gaye McGee and Tim Hunt appeared at town council’s meeting Monday night with Bondy stating Miracle League has paid for the signs and simply wants the town to install them and take ownership of them

Bondy said the board is “incredibly proud of what this league has to offer the 140 players from Amherstburg, Windsor and Essex County and their families.” Bondy said there are 15 people on the board, with everyone giving selflessly of themselves.

“Everything is about the players and their families,” he said.

Councillor Diane Pouget praised the volunteers for being dedicated and instrumental in making the league a success, but wondered if the large sign was capable of being installed by the town’s public works department.

Always in our hearts and forever a part of the Miracle League family.
Always in our hearts and forever a part of the Miracle League family.
Posted September 23, 2015

It is with great sadness we share this news about our player from the Cougar Team. 

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving friends on September 21, 2015 at the age of 17. Taneysha will be sadly missed by her many caregivers, friends and all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was active in the community including being a member of the Miracle League Baseball Team in Amherstburg and volunteering at Redemption Ranch. She was a graduate of John McGivney School and currently enjoyed her classes at Holy Names High School. Visiting Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of Celebration of Taneysha’s life at 12:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. 

 

Taneysha, in her short life, touched many and left her imprint on all of them. “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel whose name you know”

 

Grand Slam Event
Grand Slam Event
Posted September 14, 2015

“For one moment, step back and enjoy what you all have done.   Whatever part big or small you have played in making the Miracle League come to life every Saturday morning without pay, without reward, and without fanfare.  Each one of you has had your heart grow a little bit each time…..”

 

Please join the Board of Directors, Coaches, the many Volunteers and most especially 

the Players & their Families

as we

 Give thanks for our generous supporters throughout the years 

and…

CELEBRATE OUR NEW BASEBALL FIELD!!
 

Grand Slam event to be held

 Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11 am

(located next to the Libro Complex)

 

We invite the Communities of Windsor & Essex County and all who have helped or continue to support the dream of having 

 Canada’s “first” Miracle League

  to be a part of this celebration and see the beautiful new diamond

Come and watch the best baseball game you will ever see!!

A new playing surface and LED scoreboard
A new playing surface and LED scoreboard
Posted August 23, 2015

Makeover set for Miracle League’s field of dreams

Members of the Miracle League of Amherstburg, from left, Chuck Bondy, president, Michele Vigneaux, public relations and media, and Brian McGee, capital projects director, are pictured in front of the Miracle League Field at the Libro Credit Union Centre, Sunday, August 23, 2015.  The field will be getting a new surface and scoreboard.  (DAX MELMER/The Windsor Star)Members of the Miracle League of Amherstburg, from left, Chuck Bondy, president, Michele Vigneaux, public relations and media, and Brian McGee, capital projects director, are pictured in front of the Miracle League Field at the Libro Credit Union Centre, Sunday, August 23, 2015. The field will be getting a new surface and scoreboard. (DAX MELMER/The Windsor Star)

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Alex Brockman
Aug 23, 2015 - 6:24 PM EDT
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2015 - 6:24 PM EDT

A new playing surface and LED scoreboard will keep ballplayers with the Miracle League of Amherstburg feeling like major leaguers for years to come.

The baseball league is open to anyone with intellectual or physical disabilities in Windsor and Essex County. When the league began play it was the first fully accessible league in Canada.

After six seasons of wear and tear the diamond’s rubber playing surface is showing its age. The new scoreboard isn’t necessary, but who wouldn’t want that as part of their stadium?

“It wasn’t that we had the surface wear out, we just had a donor who came in and said, “What would you like? I’d love to donate to the Miracle League,’” said Chuck Bondy, the league’s president. “We thought we’d love to have a new surface and LED scoreboard.