The weather looks to be holding steady for the WBSA Opening Day parade and ceremony this Saturday, April 22 beginning at 9 at Town Park field.
We hope that each team is hard at work making and getting their signs ready that represent their team.
Please be to the Holy Ghost Parking lot no later than 8:15. The collection trucks for snack shack drink donations as well as Whitman Food Pantry donations will be located at the front of the parking lot closest to School Street. The parade will begin to move at approximately 8:40.
The WBSA Board of Directors are looking forward to spending the first part of the morning with you and your players. The parade and ceremony are a long time tradition that brings a lot of excitement to kicking off the spring season.
Fingers crossed for clear skies! See you all on Saturday morning!
WBSA Opening Day Parade & ceremony, 4/22/17 9 a.m.
The WBSA Opening Day parade and ceremony is almost here!
On Saturday, April 22 beginning at 9 a.m., WBSA will officially kick off the 2017 Spring season with its annual Opening Day parade and ceremony at Town Park field. The parade, with Whitman police and fire escort, begins at the Holy Ghost Church parking lot on School Street, turns on to Washington Street, turns right on to Essex Street and then right on to Hayden Avenue to end at Town Park field.
Below are some instructions and suggestions to help make this experience a great one for you and your player;
All players are to report to the Holy Ghost parking lot by 8:15. Please wear your uniform, but wear sneakers for comfort.
***There is no parent parking at the Holy Ghost lot due to the safety of the participants***
Please bring your soda or water donation as well as your Whitman Food Pantry donation to the Holy Ghost lot as there will be trucks and volunteers waiting to take your donation.
The players will be lined up along the Holy Ghost Parish building - the softball division, starting with Instructional up to Juniors, will line up first. The baseball divisions will line up after them, beginning with 4 Year Old baseball up through the Major League level. The Majors will be in the back of the parking lot away from the building. All other divisions, please stay as close to the building as possible. If you cannot locate your team, there will be WBSA Board of Director members on hand to help you.
Coaches are encouraged to make signs and banners to represent your teams. Have the kids hold them as they march in the parade. Some of the sponsors already have signs printed. Reach out to your sponsor to see if they have a banner or a sign that your team can carry.
The parade will get moving at approximately 8:45. The goal is to have all players seated in Town Park between 9:00 - 9:10. There will be WBSA Board of Director members along the parade route as well as in Town Park to help everyone get seated.
There will be some special guests from the Whitman community who will throw out ceremonial first pitches. The Whitman Express and WHCA also usually attend to capture the morning's moments.
WBSA looks forward to a wonderful morning kick off with you and your players. Please stay tuned for updates and weather alerts as the countdown to the ceremony continues!