For Wilmington’s Little League players nothing quite compares to Opening Day. With a chance to march in the annual parade, celebrate the game that they love and play their first game of the season, the day is special start to finish.
This year, thanks to an army of dedicated volunteers, Wilmington’s Little League players have something else to look forward to; new dugouts at Rotary Park.
Thanks to Mother Nature and some very mild temperatures, volunteers were able to work throughout the winter to get this project completed just in time for Opening Day on Saturday, April 21.
The work began in the late fall as crews dismantled the old dugouts, laid a new base and eventually built the new dugouts from the ground up. Painting began as soon as the temperatures were warm enough and the final touches are still being applied.
One thing is for sure, the new accommodations will be spacious and, of course, feature Wildcat blue!
This year’s Opening Day ceremonies will kick off at 9:30 A.M. with the much loved Little League Parade and, of course, a ceremony at Rotary Park.
The Wilmington High School Division 2 state champion hockey players will be on hand to help get the season started and the first game of the season will feature the Major League Yankees versus the Athletics at 11 a.m. Games will continue throughout the day.
For more information about Opening Day and the rest of the baseball season, you can visit Wilmington Little League online.