opening day of little league baseball

by Barb on April 24, 2012

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This past Saturday was opening day for our local little league. I just want to say a quick thank you to all the hard-working parents who volunteer to help with little league whether it’s being a coach, helping behind the scenes, manning the snack bar. Lots of volunteers give their time to make this a special time for the kids.

Our little league starts opening day with a 15 minute parade to the baseball field accompanied by police cars and fire engines. Unfortunately, this year the fire engine crew was called away to help someone. After we get to the field, God Bless America is played. The commissioners recognize key volunteers and winning teams from last year. Then, the first pitch is thrown.

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My 8 year old played a scrimmage against the other team in their age category. Unfortunately, they lost.

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On another field, my 6 year old’s tee ball team played against another team.

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All the teams had group and individual pictures done. Sometimes the wait was a bit long.

openingday_baseball_7All players received free water ice for the day. I treated my 2 youngest to water ice. Another great day at the ball park!

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After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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KM Logan April 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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Barb April 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thank you!

Cheeryshirley April 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

What a special family event! The organizers and volunteers “made” the day, it looks like! So glad your family could participate in this fun! :) Cheeryshirley

Barb April 26, 2012 at 7:23 am

Yes, it’s such a great day. The parade is my favorite part. It’s fun to walk from our parish church to the fields and chat with people along the way. We walk through a neighborhood. Lots of people come out to take pictures and encourage the kids.

Cheeryshirley April 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

A bonafide community event! There are not so many of those today with America’s lifestyle! I sooo miss them! Great secure feeling of enlarged family for your kids! Wonderful way to grow up! :) Cheeryshirley

Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network May 3, 2012 at 5:59 am

Thanks for your wonderful post, wonderful images of a great day out! I loved having you link up to our “Seasonal Celebration Sunday” Hope you’ll be back Sunday! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network x

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