Thursday, March 22, 2012

60th Anniversary Opening Ceremonies This Weekend

Opening Day for Myers Park Trinity Little League is this Saturday, March 24.  It will mark our league's 60th anniversary. We remain the oldest continuously running Little League in Charlotte.

The day begins early with NL and softball games at 9:00 before Opening Ceremonies. Then all teams will parade onto the field before for the ceremonial first pitch.  During the ceremonies we will honor our winning all-star teams from last year and display championship banners from each team.

Assuming no heavy rains, the games will continue at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00. If weather does impact the games or Opening Ceremonies, the League will send an email and post an announcement on the website. If nothing is posted, and an email does not go out, then the Ceremonies are on schedule and we are playing ball.

Coaches and players are asked to arrive for Opening Ceremonies at Wade field in uniform at 10:15. Major league and National League players should line up on the outside of the fence on the 3rd base side and Tee-Ball, American league, and Softball teams should line up on the outside of the fence on the first base side. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:45 and the teams will be announced and will parade in together starting at 10:30.
Please park in either our main upper lot on Billingsley Road, the large overflow lot at the Department of Social Services next door, or down at the Grier Heights Fields. Do not park across Billingsley Road in the Annuvia lot, next to the new field at the county gas pumps or drive through area, immediately next to our main lot in the county fleet lot, or on any grassy areas. We have seen cars ticketed for parking in these unauthorized areas. 

After the games make sure to support our sponsors. We have a number of restaurants within a couple miles who have signed up as team sponsors and every Saturday they are all offering unique promotions for MPTLL families. Mama Fu's (Cotswold), The Pizza Peel (Cotswold), and the Flying Biscuit (Park Road) are offering 10% off the entire bill at any of these restaurants for players wearing an MPTLL jersey. The discount applies to dine in or take out. In addition, Nothing but Noodles (on Elizabeth Avenue across the street from Presbyterian Hospital) is offering a free kids meal to any player wearing their jersey on Saturdays during the season.

We hope to see everyone on Opening Day.

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