Saturday, April 27, 2013
Nazareth Softball Community Day takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Nazareth Softball Community Day is ready to play ball. The Blue Eagles of Nazareth host the Stroudsburg Mountaineers Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Nazareth Intermediate School Field. Proceeds benefit the Miracle League of Northampton County and special fundraisers will be held. Any additional donations will be forwarded to the Miracle League. Make checks payable to the Nazareth Softball Booster Club. Checks earmarked for the Miracle League are deductible for income tax purposes
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Miracle League of Northampton County plays ball Saturday to open a full season.
Play Ball. The Miracle League of Northampton County returns to action Saturday when it begins its first full season of play at Easton Rotary Field in Palmer Township. The 2013 spring season begins following a brief opening ceremony on the field at the Charles Chrin Community Center with the first pitch for the first game thrown at 10 a.m., said Supervisor Bob Lammi, who serves as vice president on the Miracle League board. He said from Saturday to June 22, excluding Memorial Day weekend, there will be six games. The league will shut down before resuming play for the fall season starting in September. "In 2012, we were able to field six teams," Lammi said. "For this season, we have had more children [about 180 players] register so we will …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Miracle League of Northampton County prepares for Sept. 9 opening day of new ball field
On a recent Friday morning, the activity at a Palmer Township site was hectic. Workers build a dugout and lay a rubber coating on the ground as Palmer Township Supervisor Bob Lammi oversees the operation. Meanwhile, a short distance away, Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver is helping to put a beam in place. All of this work is leading up to the shout of "Play Ball" as the Miracle League of Northampton County prepares for Opening Day Sept. 9 at its brand-new field. Colver's company, David E. Colver Inc., is serving as project manager and since April 30, his crew has been working non-stop to turn this patch of land in the back left corner of the Charles Chrin Community Center into a Field of Dreams. "This is my baby," Lammi said. "I come here …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Palmer Township officials agree to lease the new baseball field at the Charles Chrin Community Center for $1 a year for 30 years.
For $1 a year, miracles will happen in Palmer Township every spring and summer. More than three months after groundbreaking began on a baseball field at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion Monday night to sign a lease agreement with the Miracle League of Northampton County. The field is specially designed to help children and adults with disabilities play baseball. "What's going to happen on that field will be priceless," said Supervisor Bob Lammi, who also serves on the Miracle League board. The league hopes to have the field and its buildings finished by late summer or early fall. The field is located in the northeast corner of the Chrin center. By using the community center …
Monday, December 12, 2011
A field designed to let disabled children and adults play baseball at the Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township should be completed by summer or early fall.
After more than a year of planning and fundraising, the Miracle League of Northampton County broke ground today on its new baseball field at the Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. The field is specially designed to help children and adults with disabilities play baseball. The league hopes to have the field and its buildings finished by late summer or early fall 2012, said Richard Agretto, president of the organization. A teacher and director of special education in the Bethlehem Area School District for 35 years, Agretto said it has been a dream of his to create a facility like this one. “Today is a huge day in making that difference,” Agretto said. “We are making sure that that opportunity is happening for [children with …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Donations are needed to make the "field of dreams" a reality.
The Miracle League of Northampton County is hoping to garner enough funds to make the dream of a baseball field for children with disabilities a reality. The land at the Charles Chrin Community Center complex in Palmer Township has been secured with a lease arrangement, the project is well under way and the design plans are complete -- compliments of Finelli Engineering. And the Miracle League board is kicking off its capital campaign this week to raise approximately $750,000 to construct and operate the new facility. The hope is to have the ball field up and running in 2012. To promote the program, board members have some help. First there is Ric Agretto, Director of Special Education for the Bethlehem School District and 30-year …