Fenton K of C on a Roll for MLGF!

The Fenton Knights of Columbus raised nearly $8,000 for the Miracle League of Greater Flint!

This super sum of money was raised through their traditional Tootsie Roll fund drives. This past spring, the MLGF volunteers teamed up with the Knights at intersections throughout Fenton to hand out Tootsie Rolls for a donation to benefit MLGF. The hard work paid off!

At their May meeting, the Knights presented MLGF League Director Brian Caine with a check for $7,929.69.

Many thanks to the Fenton Knights of Columbus for going above and beyond to help kids of all abilities play sports in Genesee County!

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GB Turkey Trot Supports MLGF!

The Grand Blanc Running Peeps presented a check to MLGF League Director Brian Caine for the new Miracle League Field.

Thanksgiving came early for the Miracle League of Greater Flint!

The charity is grateful for the $2,500 donation it received this week from the Grand Blanc Running Peeps. The group holds an annual race every year on Thanksgiving, and proceeds from the race go to local charities. This year, MLGF was selected as a recipient!

The group is looking for both participants and volunteers for this year’s race which takes place 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 23. The race begins at Leo’s Coney Island in Grand Blanc. For details on the fun and how you can help, click here to learn more.

Thanks Grand Blanc Running Peeps for moving us closer to creating a Miracle League field in Genesee County!

 

Yoga Fundraiser at Spicer Orchards!

Spicer Orchards will host a Miracle League of Greater Flint Yoga Fundraiser on October 20.

Come on out for the optimal October fundraiser on October 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Spicer Orchards!

Yogis will be gathering from around southeastern Michigan to raise money for the Miracle League of Greater Flint at this one-of-a-kind event. You don’t need to have any yoga experience at all–just bring a mat and be guided through a gentle practice by certified yoga teach Amy Cross of Prana Yoga Center in Grand Blanc. Live music will accompany the practice. And afterwards, free cider and donuts to all participants!

A minimum $10 donation is suggested.  All proceeds will benefit the proposed Miracle League field in Mundy Township in the park that is being created just off Hill Road behind Assenmacher’s Cycling Center and the Home Depot.

For more information, contact the Miracle League of Greater Flint at 810-956-3149.

Public Speaks Out at MLGF Town Hall

Local residents, teachers, and rehabilitation experts came together on Wednesday, September 27 at the first Miracle League of Greater Flint (MLGF) Town Hall meeting at Genesys Banquet and Conference Center in Grand Blanc. The purpose of the meeting was to listen to community stakeholders about their ideas for the proposed Miracle League field.

MLGF Board members Brian Caine, Kay Doerr, Sophia Bong, and Jen Hogan listened as people made suggestions for ways that the field and the park could be built to be fully accessible for all people. Ideas ranged from increasing parking space sizes to make room for vans with ramps for wheelchairs access, to providing charging stations for people who need to charge oxygen tanks. One attendee suggested private restrooms so those who need space and privacy to fully lay down can have the type of facility that they need.

Doerr also announced to the crowd that Mundy Township is awaiting word from the Department of Natural Resources on a grant that would provide funding for the installation of a new entrance to the proposed park.

The Miracle League field is part of a larger future park plan that will be built in Mundy Township on Hill Road near Assenmacher’s Cycling Center and the Home Depot.

Happy National Nonprofit Day!

August 17 is National Nonprofit Day. The Miracle League of Greater Flint became a nonprofit organization earlier this year. Nonprofits are essential for helping to bring about positive changes communities, and we are proud of our status and grateful for all the support we receive.

Take a moment today to honor your favorite nonprofit by making a donation or volunteering with that organization. Nonprofits need you!

FroYo Nation Joins MLGF July Fundraiser

A major league night of summer fun is getting bigger in Grand Blanc!

FroYo Nation is teaming up with the Miracle League of Greater Flint and Buffalo Wild Wings for a night of delicious food and frozen yogurt which will help to raise funds to bring a new Miracle League field to Mundy Township. At each eatery, a portion of the purchase of food will benefit the Miracle League of Greater Flint.

The fundraiser is taking place at both spots from 5pm to 9pm on Wednesday, July 26. At Buffalo Wild Wings, present a copy of the voucher above either printed or on your device. At FroYo Nation, simply stop in and make a purchase during that time.

So come have dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings, and then save some room for dessert and head over to FroYo Nation to create your own unique frozen yogurt specialty.  If you can’t make it, you can always make a donation here. It’s a delicious, easy way to show support! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Yoga Fundraiser A Success!

Yogis at Prana Yoga Center in Grand Blanc welcomed summer with the yogic ritual of 108 sun salutations as they raised money for the Miracle League of Greater Flint (MLGF). The event was a huge success, raising approximately $535!

The tradition of completing 108 sun salutations is done throughout the world around the time of the summer solstice. Sun salutations are foundational to many forms of yoga.

This latest fundraiser moves MLGF closer to the goal of raising funds to break ground for a new Miracle League field in 2018. Many thanks to everyone who donated. Namaste!

GB Girls Varsity Soccer Scores for MLGF!

The super generous super stars of Grand Blanc High School’s varsity girls soccer team scored a big one for the future Miracle League field in Mundy Township. On Tuesday, June 6, the team held a bake sale for the Miracle League of Greater Flint at the Ryan Schlee Memorial 3v3 Soccer Tournament, which is a regional tournament to advance to the state semifinals.. Those treats raised approximately $300 for MLGF! Thanks to the team and the team effort of parents and volunteers who baked all the goodies that were sold. These athletes are looking out for future Miracle League athletes, and the effort is greatly appreciated!

 

 

High Fives for MLGF!

Did you know that April 21st is National High Five Day?

Grand Blanc High School‘s Miracle League Club went all out to celebrate the day with their first fundraising event for the Miracle League of Greater Flint (MLGF). The idea was simple–giving each other high fives, and making a donation of $2 to paint your hand to show your handprint on a banner. The activity brought more than funds to the effort–it also raised awareness about the work that is being done to bring a Miracle League field to Mundy Township.

Nearly $400 was raised for MLGF. High fives to the GBHS Miracle League Club all the amazing volunteers who made this event happen!

More Members Join The Team!

The Miracle League of Greater Flint (MLGF) is pleased to welcome new members to the Grand Blanc High School Miracle League Club that is working to raise money for the project. Joining the team are the following Grand Blanc High School students:

Jacob Tali, Erin Walter, Emily Walter, Stacey Sandy, Rachel Henderson, Nicole Morris, Sarah Morris, Lu Nicolai, Colin Benedict, Nick Bruett, Jewel Crowley, Zoe Hesse, Made Koresh, Paige Elliott, Natalie DelVecchio, Adrienne Shaw

The new members brings the GBHS Miracle League Club membership total  up to 52 strong!

The group is already hard at work on their first fundraiser for the MLGF. Stay tuned for the details!