Wawasee Summer League Opening Day Festivities
SYRACUSE — The Wawasee Community Summer League will be hosting an Opening Day Parade in Syracuse, 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29, with players from the league in uniform representing their baseball and softball teams.
They will walk down Kern Road from Syracuse Elementary School to the new Harold Schrock Athletic Complex Ballfields. The community is invited to come and show their support for the players as they start this new 2023 season and open the new Schrock Fields.
As the players walk down Kern Road, they will be throwing candy to families lined up on the street.
If you plan to park at Schrock Field, please come in from the south. Kern Road will be closed north of the facility.
The registration deadline for the boys and girls Minor, Major and 14U softball/baseball leagues is Monday, March 20. The registration deadline for T-Ball and Machine Pitch leagues is Monday, April 17.
Players can register online at wawaseesummerleague.org or lakelandyouthcenter.com
The Opening Day schedule:
Noon. Teams begin to line up in the Syracuse Elementary parking lot and prepare for the parade.
1 p.m. The parade begins and heads south on Kern Road to Schrock Fields.
1:45 p.m. Team introductions.
2 p.m. Schrock Field dedication presented by Syracuse Parks Department.
2:10 p.m. National anthem performance and raising of the flag by Syracuse American Legion Post #223.
2:15 p.m. First pitch to be thrown by Sheriff Jim Smith.
3 p.m. Game start time.