Although we can never be sure with the weather in southeast Michigan, you can count on one thing to herald in the spring season: youth athletics. And among these, of course, is Plymouth Canton Little League baseball. This week, we are thrilled to welcome our guest blogger, Karin Stombaugh. Karin is a Director with the Plymouth Canton Little League and shares with us a little about the organization and their awesome Opening Day last weekend.
In Their Own Words
Plymouth Canton Little League is a 100% volunteer run organization committed to providing the youth of our community the opportunity to learn and play baseball in a safe and enjoyable environment while developing the qualities of sportsmanship, respect, discipline and teamwork. Our baseball program, which seeks to embrace this goal, will not only be rewarded with dedicated athletes for the future, but will also develop a solid commitment to the community in every player.
Opening Day – Brrrr!
Plymouth Canton Little League held their opening day on Saturday at Canton Sports Center. It was a chilly start to the day as several volunteers showed up at 7:45AM to make sure fields, giveaways, ceremonies, and merchandise were ready to go.
The Opening Day ceremony began at 3pm with all teams lined up in the outfield of field #10. There was an emotional flag ceremony, lead by the color guard from the local VFW.
After the national anthem played, Scott from Lou LaRiche Chevrolet threw out the ceremonial first pitch to officially begin the PCLL Little League Season. Lou LaRiche Chevrolet also presented PCLL with a check for $500 and 4 Tiger Tickets were raffled off. Cash prizes were also raffled off to 3 lucky winners. Every player that participated in the opening ceremonies received a t-shirt and bubble gum.
The Minor, Major and Junior League games ended the day. These older players showed off their skills to the visiting Little League teams from Dexter and Belleville. Jacob Lahti and Jack Vespaziani of the Minor League Tigers pitched for the very first time with 8 strike outs between them. My son, Logan, on the Minors Tigers said, “This was the best day! I had so much fun. Especially when I got a triple!”
PCLL gave the visiting Dexter team a portion of their raffle ticket sales to benefit the Dexter tornado relief fund.
PCLL is having their annual adult bowling fundraiser on May 12th at 8pm at Plaza Lanes in Plymouth. For more information, please visit the PCLL website at: www.ply-canll.com. Come out and make a difference in a ball player’s life!
Thanks, Karin, for this great post! We wish everyone at PCLL a safe and very fun baseball season!
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