Mountaintop Area Little League, comprising the vast majority of boys’ and girls’ baseball and softball programs, respectively, in the Mountaintop Area will have its opening day ceremonies on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 AM at their Alberdeen Complex located in Wright Township.
The opening day ceremonies and parade are cosponsored this year by the Mountaintop Kiwanis Club. The opening day ceremonies will be preceded by a parade that will originate from the Mountaintop Area Joint Sewer Authority parking lot off of Morio Drive in Washington Park. The parade will begin at 10:30 a. m. and proceed from the Sewer Authority to the Alberdeen Baseball Softball Complex which is approximately 1 mile.
Approximately 630 players from Mountaintop Area Little League, including Girls’ Minors and Majors Softball teams; Boys’ Minor and Major Baseball Teams; as well as T-Ball & Coach Pitch players will participate in the parade. The parade will include various units from the Mountaintop Volunteer Fire Companies, Ambulance and Police Departments.
Immediately after the parade, opening day ceremonies will be conducted at the Alberdeen Complex on the Orloski Field at 11 a. m. Opening Day Ceremonies will include throwing out the First Pitch of the season for both baseball and softball, as well as guest speakers, Lt Governor Michael Stack and Crestwood School Superintendent Joseph Gorham. Master of Ceremonies will be Board Member Brian Macko, the National Anthem will be performed Jessica Kline, and the invocation given by Pastor James P. Bohanan, of Christ United Methodist Church of Mountaintop.
Following remarks by the guest speakers and the League President Justin Krommes, the parade participants will be receiving a free Hot Dog and Gatorade, donated by Abe’s Hot Dogs and Gatorade of Mountaintop. Afterward team pictures will be taken of all teams, and then the first games of the season will take place on all five of the baseball/ softball fields at the complex.
Everyone in Mountaintop is encouraged to come out to the complex and enjoy all of the action during the next several months as the leagues participants ages four (4) through twelve (12) years of age, boys and girls, play more than 500 games over the spring and summer. For schedules and informationthe league website is: www.mountaintoparealittleleague.com
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