Program History

The Miracle League of the Fox Valley (MLFV) has been working with the City of Appleton since 2008 and is affiliated with the National Miracle League. In 2009, the MLFV became a program of Goodwill NCW and launched a campaign to build the field at Memorial Park in Appleton.


The Miracle League of the Fox Valley was formed in 2008 by Fox Valley parents Lisa and Mark Robbins. Their son, Michael, played on a Miracle League team in summer 2008 in Allouez through the Miracle League of Green Bay. The experience was life changing for their son and family. Because of the positive outcome of this experience, Lisa and Mark founded the MLFV.

The first Miracle League field opened in Conyers, Ga., in 1998. The Miracle league has more than 240 Miracle Leagues across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, serving more than 200,000 children and adults.