Sequim’s Little Leaguers held a parade, chomped some hot dogs and adorned snazzy new hats before the rain hit hard on Saturday.
Volunteers for Sequim Little League said opening day on April 13 brought out 210 players for 18 teams in T-ball, Prep Co-ed, Minor Boys, Minor Girls, Major Boys, Major Girls and Junior Girls divisions.
Their bright uniforms shined under dark skies as players and coaches ran in the annual Player Parade as Master of Ceremonies Stephen Rosales announced teams, coaches and sponsors.
Ava Bower led the large crowd surrounding Knapp Field in “The Star-Spangled Banner” before players said “The Little League Pledge” and coaches and parents/guardians said a pledge as well.
Jamison Gray and Michaela and Noah Green threw out the first pitch in honor of their grandfathers who helped continue the legacy of Little League in Sequim.
Volunteers also held raffles and hosted sponsors on site while Sequim Applebee’s offered a Dine to Donate throughout the day for the league.
Despite ceremonies going forward, all games were canceled due to the weather, but coaches rescheduled T-ball games for later this week.
The fields at Dr. James Standard Little League Park were in great shape thanks to volunteers, said Little League board president Nick Simpson.
“We had an unbelievable showing for field cleanup days,” he said. “It’s amazing how many people came and helped.”
Simpson said as the season continues, volunteers are needed in various capacities, including service for the board, field maintenance and much more.
For more information, visit www.sequimlittleleague.com.