2019 Youth Baseball Opening Day: Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors. As big supporters of our community and baseball, sponsoring a Little Sluggers (ages 3-4) team was a must. The team consisted of 12 kids eager to learn the fundamentals of baseball. The event took place at Clintonwood Park from 8:30AM – 11:00AM.
We had the opportunity to set-up a tent and hand out water and mini-baseballs to kids (and parents) from all teams in the league. This also gave us the opportunity to spend time with our family, friends, colleges and other kids in the community.
Parade of Players
The kids all lined up with their respective teams and enjoyed cheers and clapping from parents and spectators as they entered the field for opening day festivities.
Games, Bounce Houses and Other activities
Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors put together a great event for the kids including the following:
- Soccer fields full of various games, blow-ups and bounce houses
- Concessions stand
- Vision screening
- Uniform exchange
As an approaching storm loomed the premises were promptly evacuated at 11 am with patrons attempting to escape the rain. Few games were played but most of the evening games were canceled due to inclement weather.