OUR BOWLING LEAGUE IS FILLED TO CAPACITY
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Our 2014 bowling season begins Sunday January 5th and runs for 10-consecutive Sundays from 3:00pm – 4:00pm at Hartfield Lanes in Berkley. ( 3490 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072 - http://hartfieldbowling.com/
Bowling is tons of fun and registered players receive: 10 Hour-Long Bowling Sessions with shoes, Miracle Bowl T-Shirt, Player Medal and Free Prizes!
HAVE YOU RSVP’D FOR OUR DECEMBER 1ST HOLIDAY PARTY? We MUST hear from you by Wednesday in order to have enough food and gifts for all.
This party is filling fast and is open to our Miracle League of Michigan Families and limited to 400 people.
IF YOU NEED A LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS PARTY, EMAIL SUSIE@MICHIGANMIRACLE.ORG AND THE LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU.
This is a great way to kick off the holiday season. Date: Sunday Dec. 1 Time: noon – 4:pm Place: Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Royal Oak, MI. Happy Holidays. I can’t wait to see you there! – Steve
Families, if for some reason you did not receive your invitation in your email today, please send your players name and your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get yours out to you as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing all of you on December 1st!
A letter from The Miracle League of Michigan Founder & Director, Steve Peck
Our Halloween party this year was fantastic and marks the final game-day of our 10th anniversary season. (This is the time of year I go into withdrawal from not seeing our families weekly and go into planning for the New Year.)
Years have seemed like minutes and I’m thrilled that our league has grown into such an amazing community of close to 400 children and adults. To me, it’s more like a family. I can’t begin to express how much I care about each and every family and child we serve.
Our league is a safe place where family and friends come to cheer on our All-Stars. We meet other amazing children and families and relate to one another on a level few others understand. We provide love, caring and support for our family of friends.
When the league began I knew the kids would love it, but never envisioned what it would mean to their parents and the buddies gracious enough to volunteer their time to help our kids play. I get it now. People have been kind and offered me credit for building this league and I appreciate that. But truth be told, and I have always said, it was a power much greater than me that brought all of the pieces together to build this league. Call that power whatever you want. I had the faith that this league would be provided for, and it has.
I am grateful for all of the founding partners that bought into this idea and provided the funds and resources to build this field at a faster pace than any other league in the country. (Our field was built in 6-months. The average time to raise funds and build a field like ours is 3 – 10 years.) Tony FIlippis, Walmart/Sam’s Club and Pepsi were our founding partners. There were many others that pitched in as well.
I am blessed to have had some incredible volunteers that helped make this league what it is today. Andy, Patty, Jake, Susan and Rachel have all left their mark on our league and we are grateful for the times they served. As we look towards our new decade, we have a team that bats 1,000 pct. in caring and compassion and has a skill-set second to none. Susie, Andrew, Ryan, Vic, Sue, Audrey & Olivia are our future and some of the nicest people I have ever met. They helped make our 10th anniversary year the most special ever and I’m excited to have them return for our 2014 season.
Our merger with Easter Seals has ensured that this most wonderful league will live long after I am gone. We are still the same small group that built the league but with the backbone and support of one of the most respected non-profits in the country. Brent Wirth, President of Easter Seals Michigan, and I are looking at ways to grow even more opportunities for our families. If you think we’ve done a lot over the past ten years just wait and see what’s coming next.
Our bowling season in January marks the beginning of our next 10-years. If you haven’t bowled with us in the past, this is something you should really consider. The league always sells out fast as we only have space for 70-bowlers. Registration is now online at www.MichiganMiracle.org.
In closing, it has been my privilege to serve our families. If you ever have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to write me at Steve@MichiganMiracle.org. I can’t wait to see you. If it’s not until next summer, have a wonderful holiday season. I wish you and your family the best always.
Founder & Director, The Miracle League of Michigan
An Easter Seals Michigan program
We are forming a new Family & Friends Advisory Committee for our league.
This committee will have a say in all important decisions related to our league. Our first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday September 18th at 7:00pm in the Parks & Recreation building across the parking lot from our field.
Our first meeting will look for your input on the design of our new concession building scheduled to be build next year. This group should be great supporters of our league and willing to help with events and share resources to help grow our league when possible.
I hope you will join us for our first committee meeting on September 18th.
- Steve Peck, Founder & Director, The Miracle League of Michigan
Hello Miracle League of Michigan families.
Fall Ball begins this coming Saturday. Your team roster and game schedule is posted on our website at: http://www.michiganmiracle.org/original-youth-non-competitive-league/.
Please provide white baseball pants and tennis shoes for your player. If you are new to our league, welcome to our family. I know this will be a great experience for you and your player.
We communicate primarily through our Facebook page and email. Other detailed information may also be posted on our website. Please “Like” our Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/MichiganMiracle. Our website address is: www.MichiganMiracle.org. If weather is in question, updates will be posted on our Facebook page or by calling (248) 506-4604 for recorded information on game-day. Please check your email regularly during the season as well. We blast email to the address you provided on the Active registration site.
Uniforms are being printed and if they will be handed out by your coach prior to your first game. Please arrive a half hour early on Opening Day and at least 15-minutes prior to every other game so we may start our games on time.
COACHES NEEDED. We still need a few coaches and assistant coaches. This is a fun job and you don’t have to know anything about baseball. You are there to provide the team line-up and keep and provide a fun atmosphere for your team. (Kids love their mom or dad to coach.) If you are interested, please reply to this email and let me know what team you are assigned to. The BlueClaws, Bats and Mud Hens teams already have coaches but could use a helper The Muckdogs needs a coach and a helper. This is a first-come selection so please reply soon if you are interested. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
VOLUNTEER BUDDIES: Please encourage companies, youth teams, middle and high school students and church groups to sign up and come out to volunteer for games as a player Buddy. Direct them to: http://www.michiganmiracle.org/volunteer/. The can select the date they want to come out. One person can select a date for a group by choosing how many volunteers will be coming out for their game. Community service credits are available for those needing them. Spread the word for us that we are in need of Buddies through your social media pages.
If the weather is cooler, try to layer shirts UNDER the jersey so we can look Big League. If it gets too cold, we understand a coat will be needed.
Feel free to write me at Steve@MichiganMiracle.org if you have further questions. I look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday.
- Steve Peck, Founder & Director, The Miracle League of Micihgan
Our Fall Ball teams have been assigned. Check the ”Non-Competitive Team info” button at the top of the page for game schedule and team roster information.
Competitive League Updated Schedule
Here is an update families and friends for the Miracle League of Michigan competitive league games that are being made up due to holiday/weather cancellations.
August 13th (Tuesday) – Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers
August 20th (Tuesday) – Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox: Game-time: 6:30pm
August 23rd (Friday) – Seattle Mariners vs Los Angeles Dodgers Game-time 6:30pm
August 27th (Tuesday): #3 Seed vs #2 Seed – Game-time: 6:30pm
September 3rd (Tuesday): #4 Seed vs #1 Seed – Game-time 6:30pm
September 7th (Saturday): World Series Game – Game-time 12:00pm
*Make-Up of World Series if rained out: September 14th (Saturday) – 3pm
Good luck teams as you enter the final weeks of play. Enjoy every minute of it!
For late registration consideration, email: Steve@MichiganMiracle.org
Sign up today for our 2013 Fall Ball season that begins September 14th and runs for six consecutive Saturdays and ends with our famous Halloween party. Only 60 player slots available. Register now and don’t get shut out of this great time.
Hello All and welcome to another exciting edition of the Miracle League of Michigan competitive game recap. In what looked to be an important game for the Detroit Tigers, with hopes of clinching the #1 seed going into the tournament, it was the Los Angeles Dodgers who came through in the clutch providing some excellent defense and even more earth shattering hits.
The Dodgers are no longer winless as they beat the Tigers in the bottom of the 4th inning 11-10 on a walk-off RBI single by Vashon Moore! Winfrey crossed the plate and the entire team erupted in cheers! You should have seen the smiles on the coaches faces. What a relief and what triumph for a team that completely deserved the win. While they have had a tough year, the Dodgers are scrappy and make for an interesting #4 seed headed into the playoffs. While I don’t want to get ahead of myself here, I could see an upset, especially if it is in a rematch against the Detroit Tigers. Oh how confidence and momentum can do wonders for a team.
The Dodgers began the inning looking like they might be in trouble after allowing the bases to be loaded with only one out. But shortly after, they hunkered down and made two straight outs to keep the Tigers off the board. Danny Leonard made a nice play to beat out Santi Rueda at home plate, followed by Tanner Roland who scooped the ball up at third and forced the runner out.
Not only were they playing excellent on the defensive side, but their MVP Tanner Roland stepped up big time on offense. Hitting two home runs (both Grand Slams!), he provided his team with eight of their eleven total runs. It was huge for the Dodgers as they kept the lead throughout the entire game.
Now, the Tigers did have a rather difficult game, but played their hearts out as well. Being down 10 – 3 in the top of the fourth inning, they battled all the way back to tie the game. But it just wasn’t their day. Playing from behind and missing on a couple of balls, allowed the Dodgers to keep the upper hand. The Tigers will be looking to redeem themselves next week as they take on the Chicago White Sox in their make-up game.
And with that, below is the video. Enjoy Dodgers friends, family and athletes. You deserved the win and I hope you are filled with joy watching the Los Angeles Dodgers get their first victory of the Miracle League competitive season!