Miracle League of Amherstburg continues its search for volunteers

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Despite adding numerous new volunteers, the Miracle League of Amherstburg is still in need of more.

The Miracle League of Amherstburg returned for its spring season last Saturday. Abbi-Lynne Dufour greets Hunter the mascot as part of the festivities.

The Miracle League of Amherstburg returned for its spring season last Saturday. Abbi-Lynne Dufour greets Hunter the mascot as part of the festivities.

Dylan Garnham takes a swing at a pitch during May 3 action at Miracle League.

Dylan Garnham takes a swing at a pitch during May 3 action at Miracle League.

They held a volunteer training session the Saturday before and while the 20-30 new volunteers are an “awesome” addition, Vigneux said they would still like to add more people as announcers and umpires as well as to work the barbecue and act as a “buddy” for the players.

People who want to do it for one day, one game or one year are welcome, she said.

“Any volunteer is a great volunteer for Miracle League,” Vigneux added. “It’s a constant need for us.”

The recent volunteer training day saw parents bring their children to the event but led to the parents themselves also signing up once they saw what Miracle League was all about.

“It can be a whole day of volunteering for the family,” said Vigneux.

Businesses are also welcome to bring their employees out for the day, she added, stating that it is “team building” for the business while providing exposure for the Miracle League.

Anyone interested in registering as a volunteer can do so at www.amherstburgmiracle.com.

In all, there are 135 players registered for the spring season.

“A lot of them are returnees but we probably have about 20 new players which is exciting,” said Vigneux.

Essex-Windsor EMS continues to volunteer their time, she added, and the Miracle League’s sponsors have returned for another season as well.

“Their incredible generosity has helped us operate the league,” said Vigneux.

The Miracle League will also be part of this Saturday morning’s Amherstburg Minor Baseball parade, which starts at 10 a.m. The route is the same as in previous years which includes starting and finishing at Centennial Park.

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