Marla Crawford, volunteer coordinator for the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York, and her husband, Dick, of Grand Island, visited the recent Island Happenings event in the Grand Island Town Commons and offered Islanders the opportunity to buy $10 raffle tickets for a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. Money raised in the raffle of the Aveo, donated by Fuccillo Chevrolet of Grand Island, will help fund construction of an adaptive baseball diamond in Veterans Park. The diamond, named Sabres Miracle League Field, will have a dedication Sept. 11, at which time the lucky winner of the Aveo raffle will be selected. Other events at which to see the Miracle League raffle car include: July 15 and 16 at the Italian Festival in Buffalo; July 17 during a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue at Isleview Apartments off Baseline Road; July 18 to 24 at Canal Fest; July 23 during a Niagara Power baseball game at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls; July 31 during a car show at the Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign War Post on Grand Island Boulevard; and most Tuesdays in the Grand Island Town Commons during the summer band concert series.
Visit miracleleaguewny.org under the "funding/support" to view a list of local businesses on and off Grand Island that are selling tickets. Also, individuals can purchase tickets via PayPal via the website.