Miracle League of Northampton County Field Location - 4100 Green Pond Rd. - Palmer Township, PA
Cancellation of any game(s) will be communicated through the One Call Telephone System or on our Facebook Page
Please help our fund raising campaign by joining us at
So Fun Frozen Yogurt
3770 Dryland Way
Lower Nazareth Shopping Center
Saturday, May 18th
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anyone who goes to So Fun on the above date and tells them they are there for the Miracle League of Northampton County will be counted towards the fundraiser.
Easton Area High School
Second Annual 5K Walk
June 1, 2013
Tyra of the Interact Group of Easton Area High School presents a check for $175 to Ric Agretto, President of the Miracle League of Northampton County. Interact is a service organization supported by the Rotary Club. Students from the Interact Club fundraise and donate to local and global organizations. MLNC thanks the club for their support of children with physical and intellectual disabilities who play on the baseball field.
A new sign-up system for the Concession Stand has been created which will identify people who have volunteered to assist which week and time slot. Sign-up today by clicking here.
Miracle League News
- Easton Area High School Interact Club present a check to MLNC (4/7/13)
- Whitehall HS Baseball and Softball players present a check to the MLNC (03/23/13)
- Miracle League of Northampton County receives an award from the BIP
- League receives a donation from the BIP Palmer 5K race.
University of Pennsylvania Baseball Players Become Buddies
At the last game of the season several players and coaches from the Penn Quakers took the trip from Philadelphia to our facility and spent an afternoon being buddies with our players. Click here to see their story and video of the experience.
One Call System In Service
Recently, the Miracle League of Northampton County activated a One Call System which will allow all parents and volunteers to be notified at the the same time if there is a game cancellation, schedule change, special event, etc. Since the system was activated at test call was made. If you did not receive this call please contact Dan McKinney at (610) 252-1505. In the future, if you change your telephone number please be sure to contact Dan with the new number.
The Facility Surface is Latex Free
In a letter to the editor in one of the local newspapers a resident of Northampton County questioned the use of latex in Surface America's EverTop surface which is the field surface choice for the Miracle League field being built. The surface to be applied is 100% latex free. Surface America and the surface type are approved by the National Headquarters of the Miracle League. Please click here to visit the Surface America web site that contains the specifications for the product. Since the beginning of this project we have worked with the Miracle League Headquarters to be sure that we follow all of their specifications for the safety of the children who will be enjoying the experience of playing baseball on this field.
The love of the game
America has a rich sports history but no sport is more intricately woven into our nations fabric than baseball. Baseball's roots goes back to 1845 when the first recorded game was played in New Jersey. One hundred and sixty five years later baseball remains "America's pastime."
Many of us grew up we played baseball or softball. We played in organized leagues or pick-up games in the "sand lots." We ran in the grass outfield to catch a fly ball and darted across the base paths trying to "touch them all." What an exhilarating feeling that was! Now try to think of yourself in a wheelchair or walker trying to create that same feeling on a dirt and grass field that you cannot play on.
There are many children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities who cannot enjoy the game because of the barriers a normal field presents. There are thousands of children in greater Northampton County who are not disabled who enjoy the game on fields in every community. However, there is not one field in the county that is designed for a child and adults with disabilities.
Ten years ago the first Miracle League field was built in Conyer, GA and today there are 250 in the nation and growing. The nearest field is the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley located in northern Lehigh County. It is time to build this type of field in Northampton County.
What is the Miracle League
As indicated above the Miracle League was formed in 1997 with its national headquarters located in Conyers, Georgia. Since then their great idea has spread throughout the United States to provide......
...... Hope, Determination and a display of Human Spirit that is unequaled. And of course there is baseball.
There is something about playing the game that lights up a youngster's eyes. But for children with serious physical and intellectual disabilities that opportunity can often be difficult to achieve. Baseball diamonds were not exactly designed with wheelchairs, walkers and crutches in mind.
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America's favorite pastime. Since the barrier for these children arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional youth league, Miracle League teams play on a custom designed field with a rubberized surface that accommodates wheelchairs and other assisting devices while helping to prevent injuries.
But it's more than playing a game. It is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being just like other kids.