We had 18 members at our Monday morning meeting along with our guest speaker, Renee Eckberg from Dream Catchers. Gary Miller was able to put together an InterClub to the New Holstein Spanferkel for Monday night. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Bonnie Baerwald for a successfully busy “Back to School” event on Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club, Gary Miller also for a successful “Back to School” event and Gary Ring for being in Chicago over the weekend for his grandson’s 1st birthday party. Glen Treml was the 50/50 Raffle drawing winner but unfortunately he drew the Ace of Diamonds, another non-winner. Next week’s drawing will have 27 cards with five pay cards and a pot of at least $333.
Renee Eckberg, Dream Catchers
EVERYBODY HITS, EVERYBODY RUNS, EVERBODY SCORES, this is their motto. This is a free league for special needs children that reside within Fond du Lac County, from the ages of 6 to 17, in a wheel chair, walker, blind to cognitive delays are all welcomed.
Dream Catchers is a free league organized by parents, Fond du Lac Softball Inc. (FSI), and the Fond du Lac School District Recreation Dept. Funding and volunteers are provided by the Fond du Lac Eagles Club, Waupun Christian Schools, Fond du Lac Youth Baseball, and St. Mary’s Springs Girls Softball.
All participants get a free T-shirts. Each player is assigned a ‘buddy’ to help them bat and field. Each player should bring a glove and must arrive 30 minutes before game time. A parent or designated adult must remain at the game. However, all parents need to watch from the stands as the coaches and the “buddies” help the players with everything they need to do on the field.
Renee Eckberg founded the league in Fond du Lac and would love to see it emulate the “Miracle League” in Ashwaubenon.