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Miracle League boasts large enrollment as 2024 spring season starts


Miracle League boasts large enrollment as 2024 spring season starts

The Miracle League of Amherstburg is back for another season with the numbers of players continuing to grow.


Miracle League board president Shawn Dufour said they now have over 160 players enrolled, with the amount of teams staying at nine. Board members added new players to teams, with the spring season having started last Saturday at the Miracle League diamond at the Libro Centre.


“That’s probably the biggest we’ve been in the last few years,” said Dufour.


Dufour thanked all sponsors with two of the team sponsors being new this year. Inclusive County Family Counselling out of Harrow is one with Bill’s Automotive from the east end of Windsor being the others. Other team sponsors are Pro Trades Plumbing, Norm Mickle of Buckingham Realty, Unifor Local 2458, Brad Bondy of Re/Max Realty, Movati Athletic, Nor-Built Construction and C.J. Bondy Plumbing. Canadian Tire sponsors the mascot Hunter while Creative Child Learning Centre and Game Gear sponsor the buddy shirts.


Wash-Pro Pressure Washing cleaned the field before the season started.

“We’ve got lots of sign sponsors coming aboard,” said Dufour.


People and businesses are sponsoring and finding ways to assist the Miracle League of Amherstburg.


“It’s just a great cause,” he said. “It’s sport for the right reason. For some, this is the best day of the week.”


With an increase in players comes a need for a steady group of volunteers willing to help. Dufour said people can sign up at www.amherstburgmiracle.com to register to be a “buddy” and they can choose anywhere from one to four games, depending on their availability.


“It’s great for high school students or anyone else in the community that wants to be involved,” he said. “We’re looking for volunteers each and every week.”


The Miracle League of Amherstburg is hosting a fish fry at the Columbus Community Hall at 190 Richmond St. this Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cash-only event has fish and chicken options as well as a bake sale. Miracle League boasts large enrollment as 2024 spring season starts

By Ron Giofu

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