Are you a local youth organization, high school team, or corporate group looking to give back? We schedule group outings to volunteer as Angels in the Outfield all year around. Book your date with the Miracle League of Mercer County today! Use the link below to sign-up. We ask that groups/teams be 10-12 people, and must commit to two game time slots.
Garden State Plate Volunteers
Provide support to our Miracle League players that are learning job skills at our Garden State Plate concessions stand! Garden State Plate staff work point-of-sale, make change, check inventory, and develop customer service skills with the hopes of applying their practice to future job opportunities.
"Angels in the Outfield"
Buddies – or “Angels in the Outfield” – are the primary role of our individual volunteers. As a buddy, you provide one-on-one assistance to a Miracle League player. This can include helping players swing a bat, run/walk the bases, have a catch, and protect/provide safety.
MLMC STAFF & VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
Dan Sczweck accepted the role of Executive Director of the Miracle League of Mercer County in July of 2014. A local baseball player himself, Dan was a member of the 2000 Steinert High School Group IV State Champions, as well as the 2000 Hamilton Post 31 team that advanced to the American Legion World Series. After nearly ten years of experience in developing programs in child care and youth & adult sports, Dan was given the opportunity to serve as a Baseball Venue Commissioner for the 2014 Special Olympics National Games. In July of 2014, Dan was offered the position of Executive Director, and he has been “The Commish” ever since.
Since 2021, the Miracle League Executive Director role has become Dan’s full-time passion. Thanks to the support of his steadfast and dedicated volunteer staff, Miracle League has more than doubled in participation since 2016, expanding operations of the league to provide opportunities to our players all year round. Dan has overseen the expansion of the MLMC programs to include summer clinics, individual & small group training, winter batting, an advanced skills division, and a travel team.
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“The Voice of Miracle League”
Andy “The Voice” is our Assistant Director/League Bookkeeper. On game days, he provides the energy to the Miracle League, with his passionate play-by-play commentary and nicknames for every single player. He also works directly with the rest of the committee to make sure each player is assigned a buddy prior to the start of each game.
Andy has also contributed significantly to the Hamilton Area YMCA Special Kids Organized Recreation Program, Special Olympics New Jersey, and was involved with the 2014 Special Olympics National Games. He is an avid New York Mets fan.
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“The Heart of Miracle League”
Lindsey is known as “The Heart” of the Miracle League, and currently serves as the league’s Assistant Director, where she helps oversee the majority of game day operations, and organizes a number of our fundraisers. Lindsey excels at developing relationships with each player and family, and uses her knowledge of the players to help assign our buddies. She provides development and guidance to new volunteers, and also doubles as a team manager when needed.
Lindsey has previous worked for Mercer County Special Services School District and the Hamilton Area YMCA. She and her husband – Taylor – got engaged on our Miracle Field, and have since married and produced twins Jacey & Josephine; our youngest volunteers ever!
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For the last five years, Jenn has dedicated her free time to assuring each player’s experience is a fun and memorable one. Most importantly, Jenn is “the organizer” of the committee. She makes sure everyone – including Dan – stays on task with their responsibilities. Jenn started at the Hamilton Area YMCA BASE program as a site assistant, working her way up to the position of Site Director. She received her degree in Special Education from East Carolina University in May 2020.
Taylor does a little bit of everything; as a buddy, a pitcher, a coach, and a special event coordinator. Taylor also helps assure that our field and facility remains in good working condition, whether that be through repairs or new development projects. In June 2019, Taylor oversaw the plan for a newly designed and 100% donated storage shed.
Jasmine joined our Miracle League family in 2019. She currently works for the Hamilton Area YMCA BASE program, and is in the process of completing her certification to become a yoga instructor. “Coach Jazz” likes giraffes, ice cream, waffles, and movies. She enjoys helping others and having a great time with friends and family!
Amanda works with the rest of the committee to coordinate volunteer assignments for each game. She also is responsible for new volunteer and player recruitment. Like Lindsey, Amanda also doubles as a team manager. Amanda has long supported the Special Kids Organized Recreation program and Special Olympics New Jersey. She completed her BA from Rowan University, and is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education from Rider University.
Tim is known as “the ace” of the league. He is the primary pitcher for all of our league participants, having taken the time to learn where to pitch each player. Tim also doubles as a buddy and a team coach when needed.
On top of working with the rest of the committee on player engagement, day-to-day operations, and special events, Gia is also our social media specialist. She takes the fun video and pictures that we share digitally, as we continue to grow our online audience. Gia worked for the Hamilton Area YMCA BASE program as a Site Director until January 2020, and received her degree in Education from Rider University in May 2020.
MLMC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Devin Group
Board Vice President
Trenton Thunder Baseball
Special Olympics New Jersey
Philadelphia Phillies/CBS Sports
William Penn Bank
Rotary Club of Robbinsville/Hamilton
V.J. Scozzari & Sons, Inc.
Hamilton Area YMCA
League Executive Director