Miracle League wraps up

- receives a total of $3,000 from the McGregor K of C and Squires -

by Sylene Argent

The 160 athletes involved with the Miracle League of Amherstburg wrapped up another successful season of baseball with a luncheon at the McGregor Knights of Columbus Hall.

  The athletes involved with the Miracle League get to play eight weeks of baseball in the spring and again in the fall at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg, where there is an accessible, rubberized area for play. The program will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year.

  Michele Vigneux, who is a Board Member for the Miracle League, explained the program is designed to offer baseball to children and adults who have intellectual or physical disabilities.

  “We are growing by numbers every year,” she said of the program’s rising popularity.

  During the luncheon, each of the players received baseball cards, featuring pictures of themselves, that they were able to hand out to friends and family members.

  “We are very fortunate at the Miracle League,” Vigneux said of its sponsors. She was proud to announce the McGregor Nights of Columbus and Squire clubs each donated $1,500 to the Miracle League, for a total donation of $3,000.

  “I can’t tell you how much your support means,” she said.

  The Wellness band then performed, providing the event attendees a chance to dance and enjoy live music.

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