Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Upper Milford Youth Association is looking for volunteers to fill several coordinator positions.
The Upper Milford Youth Association is looking for a few good men -- and women -- to help fill open volunteer positions in the youth sports association. Open volunteer opportunities include: Volleyball Coordinator - UMYA hopes to revive its volleyball program this summer, according to the UMYA website. Volleyball plays twice a week for 5 or 6 weeks at Lenape Park. Volleyball is an instructional/recreational program, with no inter-club games. Kinder Soccer (Micro) Coordinator - The coordinator puts together teams, rosters and games for eight weeks in September and October. Kinder Soccer typically plays Wednesday evening only. This is an in-house program only. Basketball Coordinator - Runs the basketball program for grades 1-9 throughout …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Emmaus High School Student Government Association plans running festival on May 19 to benefit victims of Boston Marathon bombing.
Special to Patch by Nina Rowan, Emmaus High School sophomore By now, most of America is all too familiar with the gritty details of the tragic Boston Marathon Bombing that occurred on April 15th of this year. Well, it’s less than month later, and already Emmaus High School is doing something to help. The high school’s efforts to help the victims of the tragedy began few weeks ago, when the EHS student government started selling “Boston Strong” t-shirts to students and faculty. When they realized what a success the t-shirt fundraiser was, they knew they needed to do something bigger to benefit those affected by the bombing. On Sunday, May 19th, the EHS student government will be hosting a running festival entitled “Giving Back Around the …
Friday, May 10, 2013
This is the first baseball season there's an outfield fence on the lower field in Lenape Park, which Upper Milford Youth Association baseball teams use for their games.
Of course there was a lot of “news” in the spring edition of the Upper Milford Youth Association President’s Newsletter. After all, "news" is part of its name. But one announcement in UMYA President Matt Skekel’s May 5 newsletter mailing stands out among the rest – the first-ever home run was hit recently in Lenape Park. The lower baseball field in Lenape is UMYA’s home field, and new this season is an outfield fence, installed with the help of dedicated UMYA volunteers. (T-ball games are played on the upper field at Lenape.) The home run, Skekel writes in his newsletter, “hit to right center field which measures about 200 feet…pretty impressive for an 11 or 12 year old. Even the umpire of the game was excited to give the automatic ‘Home …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
East Penn Youth Cheerleading Association to hold fundraising and registration event on Friday at Menchies in Allentown.
There's a new East Penn youth organization in town and it's really something to cheer about. Launched in March, the East Penn Youth Cheerleading Association (EPCA) was created to "offer the cheer-loving girls of East Penn School District the opportunity to learn, within a competitive environment, the basic fundamentals of recreational cheerleading and the rules of the sport," according to a media statement by EPCA. The group will "focus heavily on the promotion of sportsmanship." To help get the ball rolling, EPCA is holding a fundraising and registration event on Friday, May 9 at Menchies, 353 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown. The fundraising portion of the event goes on all day. EPCA will get 20 percent of all sales when customers mention…
Monday, May 6, 2013
A home run by Phillies slugger Ryan Howard fulfilled the wish of a 7-year-old Center Valley fan who is blind.
Ryan Howard's second-inning home run in Friday's game against the Miami Marlins came at the request of A.J. Moncman, 7, a fan from Center Valley, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. The boy met Howard before the game as part of "Teacher Appreciation Night" festivities that included honoring A.J.'s teacher Bethann Molinari. A.J. was diagnosed with Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA) at an early age, according to USA Today. LCA is a genetic eye disorder that primarily affects the retina and causes severe vision impairment from a young age, according to the National Institutes of Health. A.J. met first baseman Howard before the game and gave him a bracelet. "I told him, 'I want you to hit a home run tonight just for this,'" A.J. said, in…
Win coupons, buy tickets and more with Iron Pigs phone app.
A brand-new app that allows fans to interact with the game day experience at Coca-Cola Park in a fun and unique way is now available for iPhone and Android users. The IronPigs Boomaphone app is free for a limited time by searching for "IronPigs" in either the App Store or the Google Market. The new app has been completely re-invented for 2013 and now serves as the ultimate game day companion for all fans attending IronPigs games at Coca-Cola Park. The app features the following sections, each tailored to a different part of the fan experience: The brand-new app is customizable to each fan's interest and provides upcoming promotional information based on interests and fan-type. Single-game tickets, mini-plan packages and group tickets …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Patch wants to see your favorite Emmaus and Upper Milford teams in action.
Whether your team is on the way to the playoffs or reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, we want you to take us out to the ball field with you this spring. Be it on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game, Patch wants to see your young - or not so young - athletes in action. Baseball fans in Upper Milford Township know that once spring has sprung, they can catch one of the many teams of the Upper Milford Youth Association competing on the Lower Field in Lenape Park just about any day of the week. To add your photos or video to this story, simply click on the button under the video that says "Upload Photos and Videos" in green type and follow the steps that follow. Remember, you have to be logged into the …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Eagles have fourth pick in 2013 NFL Draft, which starts at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, April 25
It's NFL Draft time and you can find lots of information at NFL.com. Patch columnist Dino Ciliberti says it's not a strong field, but the pick sure will be important to the Philadelphia Eagles. Who should the Eagles draft? Tell us in the comments section below. The first round will take place Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the second and third rounds on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Rounds four through seven will be held Saturday at noon. Here are some Draft Day Rumors from Sports Illustrated.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
There's plenty of NBA playoff action to watch starting this weekend.
It's time for NBA playoff action and you can find the complete 2013 playoff schedule here.