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 …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Palmer Township supervisors praise teamwork it took to build Miracle League field, which makes debut Sunday.
"If you build it, they will come." It was the catch phrase in the movie "Field of Dreams" and it will ring a similar bell Sunday when the Miracle League of Northampton County unveils its new field in Palmer Township. The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors praised the teamwork it took to build the field -- and the marvel that it is -- at Tuesday night's meeting. Two supervisors -- Dave Colver and Bob Lammi -- both were instrumental in the project coming to life. Lammi, who serves on the Miracle League's board of directors, brought the concept to the supervisors while Colver's construction company did the bulk of the work at the site. A ceremony is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Charles Chrin Community Center complex. Colver said he…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Ceremony will take place to christen Miracle League field and start of play in Palmer Township on Sept. 9.
It's almost Opening Day. The new Miracle League of Northampton County field in Palmer Township will be christened with an Opening Day ceremony and dedication on Sunday, Sept. 9. Festivities take place starting at 12:30 p.m. The field is on the grounds of the Charles Chrin Community Center on Green Pond Road. The ceremony will consist of remarks by Richard Agretto, president of the Miracle League of Northampton County; Dave Colver, chairman of the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors; John Stoffa, Northampton County executive, and other dignitaries. The remarks will be followed by a benediction and ribbon-cutting ceremony. After a chorus of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," there will be a call for "Play Ball" as teams take the field to begin …
Friday, August 31, 2012
This is the new sign for the Miracle League field in Palmer Township. Opening Day is Sept. 9.
It's a little more than a week away for the Miracle League of Northampton County to debut in Palmer Township. The sign, though, just recently made its debut. Crews are putting the final touches on the field with a ceremony and opening day planned for Sunday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. The Miracle League field will enable children with disabilities from all over the Lehigh Valley and parts of New Jersey to play baseball on a regular basis. Palmer Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver and his construction company have been doing the work in constructing the field.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Township officials working to promote Sept. 15-16 Forks Township festival with banner, booths.
With the 2012 Forks Township Community Days nearing, township and business officials are seeking volunteers to help out at the two-day festival. "Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated," said Alison Miers, vice president of Easton Initiatives for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Miers at 610-739-1512. Erik Chuss, chairman of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors, even suggested that his colleagues pitch in. He suggested that a supervisor or department head take a shift working the beer tent. While the list may be full for Saturday, Chuss said there may be some slots open Sunday. "We need to support BCAF and Community Days," Chuss said. Meanwhile, Supervisor Dan …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Miracle League Field is springing to life in Palmer Township. Opening Day is Sept. 9.
For a Friday morning, the activity at this Palmer Township site is 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 …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Proceeds from annual BIP fundraiser going to support pavilion at Miracle League Field at Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township.
Palmer Township will hold a golf outing Sept. 10 to benefit the Miracle League of Northampton County. One day after the Miracle League Field is scheduled to debut, the golf outing by the Palmer Township Business, Industrial and Professional Association at the Riverview Country Club in Forks Township will help raise funds for the venture. While monies last year supported the league, this year's proceeds will be given to help build an outdoor pavilion near the Miracle League ball field next to the Charles Chrin Community Center. The event will start with a lunch followed by a round of golf. The day will finish with a dinner, raffle and prizes, all donated by local businesses. The cost is $115 per golfer and includes the round of golf, a …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Palmer 5K Run/Walk on Aug. 18 will benefit The Miracle League of Northampton County.
One new feature of this year's Palmer Township Community Days is a run that will help raise money for the Miracle League of Northampton County. Organizers from the Business, Industrial and Professional Association of Palmer Township hope the event becomes an annual tradition. The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m. with registration and racebag pickup starting at 7:30 a.m. To register, go to www.palmer5k.com/. Shirts will be given out to the first 250 registrants. Teams are encouraged to participate! There will also be awards for age groups, under 9 to 60 plus, and overall top male and female winners. The event also includes raffle prizes. BIP is seeking funds to support the Miracle League field being built on the grounds of the…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Palmer Township officials agree to lease the new baseball field at the 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 Chrin Community Cent 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 site, the …
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 …