Opening Day - Community Celebration MOVED to 04/16

Updated Friday April 22, 2016 by Pottsgrove Little League.

Opening Day HAS BEEN POSTPONED to Saturday, April 16th.

The Opening Day Ceremony will take place at Kulp Field (aka "The Pool Field", 134 W Moyer Road). Come out, bring a lawn chair or two, and join in the fun!

Our goal for this season’s Opening Day is to make it a true community event, involving the police, fire, and emergency personnel from the Lower, Upper, and West Pottsgrove towships in order to show our appreciation for the work they do making our townships an awesome place to live and work. This is a great opportunity for the our league to interact with the people who serve our communities (and check out the cool equipment they use in their work). It’ll also be a great time for the children to see our firefighters, policemen, and EMT's as everyday heroes -- worthy of celebration and admiration.

Below is the schedule of events.

7:30am - Volunteers arrive

8:30am - Players arrive and line up at the upper field (see link to map below)

9am - Opening Ceremony

  • Remarks from League President
  • Presentation of Awards to Townships
  • Announce players and teams: (Teeball, Instructional, Challenger, Minors, Majors)
  • Announce Umpires
  • Announce Board Members
  • Volunteer Pledge
  • Post National Colors and Color Guard
  • National Anthem (sung by one of our own Little League players!)
  • Little League Pledge
  • Ceremonial First Pitches (5 - one per division)
  • League Photo
  • Color Guard Exits field, with players following

10:30am* - First Game (Minors Division)
Phillies @ Astros
(* start time is approximate and will occur 15 minutes after completion of the Opening Ceremony)

12:30pm - Second Game (Minors Division)
Yankees @ Royals

 

Note: We will work with coaches to reschedule the Teeball and Instructional games for April 16th to begin starting at approximately 12pm at their respective fields, to allow those players/parents to remain at Kulp Field after the Opening Ceremony to watch some of the first Minors Division game. Check your individual team schedules for exact game times and locations.

10am* - First Game (Minors Division)
Yankees at Phillies
(* start time is approximate and will occur 15 minutes after completion of the Opening Ceremony)

12pm - Second Game (Minors Division)
Astros at Royals

 

Note: Teeball and Instructional games will begin starting at 12pm at their respective fields, to allow those players/parents to remain at Kulp Field after the Opening Ceremony to watch the first Minors Division game. Majors games will be held starting in the afternoon. Check your individual team schedules for exact game times and locations.