Thursday, December 27, 2012
Palmer Township Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver honored by BIP for his work on Miracle League Field and government leadership.
On Nov. 15, the Business, Industrial and Professional Association of Palmer Township (BIP) held its 36th Annual Civic Trust Awards Dinner. The event recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have done special things that have made Palmer a wonderful place to work, live and play. This year's awards went to the following: "The award came as a bit of a surprise," said Colver, chairman of the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors. Colver's construction company helped build the Miracle League field. "I've been a member for 20 years. It was a team effort. I'm just the leader." Also during the awards ceremony, the BIP presented a check for $15,000 to the Miracle League of Northampton. This, along with the same amount presented in …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Here are some of the sights and scenes from Opening Day Sunday of the new Miracle League Field in Palmer Township.
Opening Day of the new Miracle League field in Palmer Township Sunday brought big crowds and wide smiles as everyone marveled at this wonder near the Charles Chrin Community Center. Everyone was on hand to see the field and listen to dignitaries at an afternoon dedication ceremony. The field is being used for children with disabilities in counties in Northampton, Monroe and Warren (N.J.) to play baseball on a rubberized field. Here are some of the sights and scenes from Sunday's festivities. We'd love to feature anyone who has their own photos. Just post them in our pics and clips section.
Monday, September 10, 2012
New Miracle League Field debuts after dedication ceremony Sunday in Palmer Township.
"Play Ball!" After an hour-long dedication ceremony, players took to the new Miracle League field Sunday afternon in Palmer Township. "There are no strikeouts here, only winners," Northampton County Executive John Stoffa said of the second Miracle League field to open in the Lehigh Valley. (Another field is located in Orefield.) "May this miracle continue for many years to come." The ceremony fetured dignitaries and speakers such as Stoffa, National Miracle League Executive Director Diane Alford, Chuck Brady of the Cal Ripkin Sr. Foundation, Easton Rotary Club President Mike Woodley and Richard Agretto, president of the Miracle League of Northampton County. Others in attendance included state Rep. Joe Emrick, Palmer Township's Supervisors …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
More details revealed about ceremony to launch play at Miracle League Field in Palmer Township.
The Miracle League Field in Palmer Township will be showcased Sunday in a dedication and ceremony featuring dignitaries from Palmer and Northampton County and many other special festivities. New details have emerged about the ceremony, which begins at 12:30 Sunday at the field near the Charles Chrin Community Center. The field was designed to allow children with physical and intellectual disabilities in Northampton County and also Monroe County and Warren County, N.J., to play baseball. More than 80 children have signed up to play in the league. On Sunday, the Easton Area High School band will perform and there will be a flag-raising ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 362 of Bethlehem. Speakers include Palmer Township Supervisors Chairman Dave …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Work continues to get Miracle League complex ready for Sept. 9 Opening Day.
In the back left corner of the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township, a major project is under way. It's basically the region's Field of Dreams, a field that will serve as the home of The Miracle League of Northampton County. Construction of the complex is progressing. See photos here. And everyone is readying the site for its official grand opening of Sept. 9. The field will provide an opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to play baseball at a facility that meets the unique needs of the players and their families. The field will serve the greater Northampton County area. It's easily accessible for residents of Northampton County, Monroe County, upper Bucks County and Warren County, NJ. Also, the site was …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Forks Township Board of Supervisors donates $10,000 to project, more than three times proposed amount, to support league and field in Palmer Township.
The Miracle League of Northampton County has scored a major victory without a pitch being thrown yet this year. The Forks Township Board of Supervisors has agreed to donate $10,000 -- more than three times the proposed amount -- to support the league for the construction of its field and league startup in September in Palmer Township. Groundbreaking has happened for the baseball field at the Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township with opening day scheduled for Sept. 9. The field is specially designed to help children and adults with disabilities play baseball. After hearing presentations from Miracle League representatives about the league and field and David Colver, Palmer Township's Board of Supervisors chairman about supporting the …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Puritan Products donates $10,000 for Miracle League field
The miracles keep happening for a Palmer Township project that will provide a baseball facility for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Puritan Products Inc. of Bethlehem is donating $10,000 to the Miracle League of Northampton County to help construct a baseball field that is custom-designed for the special needs of children with physical and intellectual disabilities. The field, located next to the Charles Chrin Community Center off Green Pond Road, is scheduled to open in spring 2012. A capital campaign was launched last year calling for $750,000 to build and operate the field. The closest Miracle League Field is in Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, west of Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville. “Puritan …