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Listed below are The Miracle League of Amherstburg Board Memeber which consist of a group of dedicated community leaders.

  • Chuck Bondy, President

    Positions: Chairperson since 2009

                        Vice President Amherstburg Minor Baseball Association

                         

    Career: Semi-Retired 2017

                  Past owner/Operator C.J. Bondy Plumbing 2003-2017

                  Past owner of Helpers Home Hardware 1993-2003


    Status: Married 39 years to Ann, father to Emily & John

     

    Community Contributions

    Member of Knights of Columbus in Amherstburg since 1974

    Held coaching positions in multitude of Minor Hockey and Minor Baseball teams

    Past Head Coach to General Amherst Baseball Team

    Past Coach on the Men’s Amherstburg Senior Baseball Team

    Served on Amherstburg Recreation Board

     

    Miracle League of Amherstburg Involvement

    -Founding member since 2009

    -In 2008 members of Amherstburg Minor Baseball Association and Amherstburg Rotary Club began discussions on how to build and operate a Miracle League.

    -2009-2010 Funding was secured from 3 levels of government and construction was completed on the First Miracle League Diamond in Canada.

    - 2010 – September of 2010 welcomed the first players registered to play baseball on the newly formed league.

    - 2011 – 2012 The league scheduled game days in the spring and fall months

    - 2013 – 2018 Players take the field every Saturday in the months of May, June, September and October. This past season welcomed 9 Teams and 160 registered players.

  • Mike Bondy, Vice President and Sponsorship Director

    Career:
    Partner Shoreline Tours. Tour operator specializing in group travel for the 55+ travelers.

    Community Contributions:
    Involved with Goodfellows, Hospice of Windsor and the M.S. Society.

    Miracle League Involvement:
    I have been a long time Amherstburg resident.  My good friend Chuck Bondy was instrumental in my initial involvement with the Miracle League. Participation in a tournament a couple summers ago gave me a first hand opportunity to witness this incredible project.
  • Diane Hunt, Secretary, Game Day Photographer

    Career:
    Legal Assistant, Gatti Law Professional Corporation
    Former Medical Typist, Windsor Regional Hospital

    Married 20 years to Tim, mother to Michael, Holly and Austin and Oma to Dayton and Caleigh.

    Community Contributions:
    • Manager Amherstburg Minor Hockey
    • Secretary Royal Canadian Legion Dart League
    • Secretary Super B’s Golf League

    Miracle League Involvement:
    I was introduced to the Miracle League by John Holzel, a fellow photographer, who asked if I would take pictures on Opening Day.  On that beautiful Saturday afternoon I took the picture of a young player whose smiling face coming to home plate stole my heart.  Since then the Saturdays I spend on the diamond give me great pride to be a part of such a wonderful organization.  Truth be told I also do it for selfish reasons, the players give me more than I could possibly ever give them.

     
  • Ann Bondy, Registration/Administration Director

    Ann Bondy

    Positions: Director Registration/ Administration

                       Founding member Miracle League of Amherstburg 2009

    Career: Retired 2017

                  Past owner C.J. Bondy Plumbing

                  Past owner Helpers Home Hardware

  • Michele Vigneux, Public-Media Relations & Media

    Career:   Social Worker currently at the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County

    Community Contributions:

    Throughout my life, I have volunteered and held memberships on a number of Boards and Committees. I am a strong believer in volunteering and giving back to my community.  Currently I am active volunteering with the Miracle League of Amherstburg and LaSalle-Windsor Special Olympics.  I am also a strong supporter for the fight against cancer and those affected by Alzheimer disease and other dementias. My greatest volunteer experience to date, has been as a Board member with the Miracle League of Amherstburg.

    Miracle League Involvement: - Director of Public Relations & Media

    As a parent of a son with an intellectual disability, I have longed for a sporting event that allows him the opportunity to participate fully without barriers and with the built in supports that allow him to feel like a baseball star!! The Miracle League has been an amazing baseball league for my son and for so many other players who want to play baseball!

     

    I have been a Board member with the Miracle League of Amherstburg since the League started close to 10 years ago.    I am honoured to be a part of the Miracle League and to work with other Board members who share the same dedication and passion for the players and the game of baseball.  I feel blessed to be a part of the Miracle League and I have been so inspired by the players & their families,  I have met some truly incredible people!  The Miracle League of Amherstburg is a great place to spend your Saturday watching the best baseball games you will ever see!



     
  • Brian McGee, Capital Projects Director

    Career:
    Automotive Tool & Die Maker
    Tooling Supervisor
    Program Manager
    Technical Sale Representative
    Account Manager

    Community Contributions:
    Coached Minor Soccer
    Coached Minor Hockey (House league & travel)
    Minor Hockey Board 1 year

    Miracle League Involvement:
    2 years ago when I was asked to help with the pre-Miracle League tournament the team that I coached had people young and old that were so excited about playing baseball that day. Soon I realized this group wasn’t being held back by disabilities, only the lack of venue. By helping out with this vision the road blocks will be eliminated, all people will be able to enjoy the sports I had the pleasure of playing and watching other kids play while coaching them.
  • Gaye McGee, Entertainment Director and Supervisor Miracle League Mascot

    Career: 
    Former Receptionist for Deloitte Haskins and Sells of Windsor.
    Former Photo Lab Technician for Shoppers Drug Mart of Amherstburg.

    Married to Brian McGee. Mother, Teacher, Cook, House Cleaner, Nurse, Referee, and Judge to two sons Danny and Jeff, one daughter Bethany and one dog Darla (God bless her soul). Presently part time care giver to Charlie and Hank my darling grand puppies who bring so much joy and challenge to my life.

    Community Contributions: 
    Coached many years of soccer when my children were small. Made sure everyone ran up and down the field and handed out lots of Popsicles!
    Past Chairperson to Malden Central Public School's Parent Council.
    Taxi Driver and #1 Fan to all of my kid's sports teams!  Go Team!!!

    Miracle League Involvement: 
    A few years ago when our first Miracle League game took place, I was there as a spectator  and took a few pictures. The photos were very much appreciated by our Miracle League president Chuck Bondy. We now have 3 excellent photographers who attend every game taking priceless photos and creating awesome video, allowing us to show our website viewers Canada's first Miracle League Baseball organization in our home town Amherstburg Ontario. Our Miracle League mascot "Hunter" joined the Miracle League the following year and is at every game and is loved so much by our players, fans, buddies and volunteers. We then introduced half time entertainment to every game in the form of children's organized dance clubs, singing groups and just about anyone who has talent of some sort.  That's when I became Director of Entertainment.  I grew up playing baseball, love the game, love dance, song and drama performances. I attend every Miracle League game day, organize the volunteers for our mascot, schedule the entertainment for each game and the easiest part of all of that is having fun. If you are having a bad day, you'll feel much better after watching a Miracle League game.  Come on out!  You won't be disappointed!
  • Marylynn Holzel, Buddy Director and Volunteer Coordinator

    Career:
    Registered Nurse at Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital for 28 years

    Married to John and mother to 2 teenagers

    Community Contributions:
    President of the Windsor Essex County SIDS Chapter 1996-2006
    Peer Grief support work though the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
    Developed and taught a “Safe Sleep Practices for Infants” Workshop to Health Care workers and Parents
    Coach for several Amherstburg Minor Soccer teams
    Manager Amherstburg Travel Minor Soccer
    Hockey Trainer for Windsor, LaSalle and Amherstburg Minor Girls Hockey
    Hockey Trainer at Large for Amherstburg Minor Hockey
    Manager for Amherstburg Midget Minor Travel Hockey
    Treasurer for St. Bernard School Council

    Miracle League Involvement:
    My husband John who does photography for a hobby was asked if he would be interested in taking photos for the Miracle League.  He instantly fell in love with what was going on and became a board member.  I happened to fall into being part of this wonderful organization because I do all of the editing of his pictures.  Slowly I took on other duties when there was a need and finally was asked to be on the Board and eventually take on Volunteer Coordinator.  I have been involved in many organizations but was particularly drawn to this organization because of the wonderful people both organizing and participating in this League.

     
  • Christina Elder, Buddy Co-Ordinator

    My name is Christina Elder. I am currently finishing up my first year of the Child and Youth Worker Program at St. Clair College. I first got involved with the Miracle League when my aunt and uncle told about it when it was first starting. They told me to come out and to see what I thought. "Hey it could be a good way to earn my community service hours for high school". My first day there I fell in love with all of it. The community services hours became an afterthought. I started off as a buddy and was then asked to join the board as a Buddy Liaison. With my involvement with the Miracle League it has showed me what my passion is, and that is to work with children with disabilities. Now I am working with Family Respite Services. The Miracle League has been an amazing opportunity for me and I have loved it!
  • Tim Hunt, Umpire Director/Audio & Video Director

    Career:
    Engineering Manager, Flex N Gate for last 25 years.

    Community Contributions:
    Miracle League (since 2010)

    Miracle League Involvement:
    My wife, Diana Hunt, and I started getting involved with the Miracle League  in 2010. We offered our services as photographers and video promotions. It soon became something we enjoyed beyond taking pictures and video. I now provide support on the committee as Umpire director and enjoy every minute of the time  spend supporting the players. Watch the promotional video’s, they say it all.
  • Louanne Miron, Team Mom Director and Team Mom for Team Thunder

    Career:
    Educational Assistant for CSC Providence
    I have my certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science from St. Clair College.
     
    Community Contributions:
    Team Mom for the Miracle League of Amherstburg for the last four years
    Parent volunteer for All About Autism workshops for several years
    Served as a Board member for the Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism for one year
     
    Miracle League Involvement:
    I have been married to my husband Mike for the last 20 years and we have one amazing son who happens to have Autism. Growing up, I was always involved in sports and this became a special part of my childhood. I wanted my son to have the same experiences as I did. Because of his challenges, being part of a baseball team seemed out of reach until we found the Miracle League in 2010. We jumped at the chance to be a part of this amazing phenomenon. I became a Team Mom and my son became a baseball player. He learned how to be part of a team, how to make friends of all ages, how to encourage others, how to have fun playing sports and most of all the meaning of good sportsmanship. The feel of a Miracle League game is like nothing else - it's pure magic! I get as much out of the experience as the players do. They inspire me! I joined the Board in 2015 and I am very proud and honoured to be a part of this wonderful organization.

     
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