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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.

The 2015 Miracle League of Amherstburg Golf Tournament
The 2015 Miracle League of Amherstburg Golf Tournament
Posted August 18, 2015

147 Golfers, 53 hole sponsors, 30+ door prizes, 4 amazing trips, 16 volunteers, Sutton Creek Golf Course....all created the recipe for an INCREDIBLE day!! Sunshine, blue skies and many many generous supporters. We had a truly successful and fun-filled day. A BIG thank you to all who supported us again this year. We are already looking forward to August 20th next year for our 7th annual tournament ( after a little rest of of course smile emoticon ) !

Miracle League to replace playing surface with aid of $210,000 donation
Miracle League to replace playing surface with aid of $210,000 donation
Posted August 18, 2015

Golfers hit the links to support the Miracle League of Amherstburg last Saturday, but the players will be hitting the field on a brand new surface next month.

Town council allowed a renovation of the Miracle League diamond to proceed Monday evening, by passing a motion allowing money to be utilized from the Amherstburg Community Foundation for the project. An anonymous donation of $210,000 was made specifically for Miracle League projects, like the new playing surface, with the money flowing through the foundation.

“We’re dealing only with the infield surface at this point,” said Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, adding there is enough money donated to pursue other initiatives as well.

CAO John Miceli noted it will be the town issuing the purchase orders with Miracle League board members helping to oversee the installation of the new surface. Miceli called Miracle League a grassroots group that is doing good things for the town and that the motion passed by council allows for the “I’s to be dotted and the T’s crossed.”

“We have a fund (like the Amherstburg Community Foundation) for this reason,” said DiCarlo. “We maintain the fund for such an occasion.”

When donations like this come in, the mayor added, they can flow through the foundation.

“It’s their funds to spend.