Miracle League opens this Saturday



By RTT Staff


The 2017 Spring season for the Miracle League of Amherstburg begins this Saturday.

Weather permitting, games will be held at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Miracle League enters the 2017 season with nine teams and is scheduled to last eight consecutive Saturdays with the final week being June 24.

The Miracle League of Amherstburg needs volunteers and those interested can get more information at www.amherstburgmiracle.com or by calling Chuck Bondy at 519-919-4641.

Abbi-Lynne Dufour heads for home as Hunter the Miracle League Mascot cheers her on.

Abbi-Lynne Dufour heads for home as Hunter the Miracle League Mascot cheers her on.


Boys baseball   The General Amherst High School boys baseball team is now 2-3 after splitting a pair of games last week.

They lost 7-4 at the Libro Centre April 24 to Belle River before going on the road and beating Cardinal Carter in Leamington 7-3 last Thursday afternoon. The Bulldogs also defeated Lajeunesse April 21 in Windsor but lost to Herman 2-1 April 19, also in Windsor.

General Amherst hosts Brennan today (May 3) at the Libro Centre with the first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.


Building safe sports organizations   In keeping with the long history of union participation in supporting sport organizations, the Windsor & District Labour Council is hosting a conversation regarding “Promising Practices in Sport – building safe, inclusive, harassment free organizations.” It will be held tonight (May 3) at the Ciociaro Club in Tecumseh.

Executive Board Members, coaches, volunteers, parents and leaders of all Windsor-Essex sports organizations are encouraged to attend.
Guest speakers will include Niki Lundquist, Legal Counsel, Unifor Legal and Human Rights Departments. She will be discussing legal responsibilities of sports organizations in regards to human rights. Dr. Margery Holman, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor and she is an expert in gender equity including coaching, harassment, hazing, and leadership. Dr. Victoria Paraschak, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor will also speak. She is an expert in using organizational strengths to effect change and build stronger sports organizations.

To register, visit www.eventbrite.ca and search “Promising Practices in Sport,” call Brian Hogan at 519-999-4418 or e-mail office@wdlc.ca.

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