SANATOGA PA – The sounds from the baseball fields early Wednesday evening (May 27, 2009) at Gerald Richards Park, Buchert Road, were not much different than those of other Wednesdays in recent weeks: kids hollering, parents cheering, the chug-chug-chug of motorized pitching machines and, to some coaches’ agony, only an occasional crack of the bat.
But there was anticipation, too.
The Pottsgrove Little League, which annually sponsors and hosts baseball training, games and activities for hundreds of boys and girls in Lower, Upper and West Pottsgrove PA townships, is looking ahead to June 13 (2009; Saturday), when it has scheduled its Celebration Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park.
- See a Post gallery of 24 photos Wednesday from a Little League game and Pottsgrove girls’ soccer practice, both at Richards’ fields.
League President Tim Brown, who took a break from keeping box scores to talk about the event, said he hopes the planned day of food, fun, and several games will draw local residents who might not otherwise venture out to watch the youngsters play. “Our kids are sure looking forward to it,” he said, “and we’d love to have lots of spectators.”
Introductory ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. All-star games for Tee-Ball participants will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; for Instructional Ball players from noon to 2 p.m.; for Minors team members from 3-5 p.m.; and for Majors players from 6-8 p.m.
Throughout the day a variety of sports-related games are scheduled for all to enjoy, with a wristband fee of $5, and the Reading Phillies’ mascot will make an appearance from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult during the day’s events and festivities.
The volunteer organization needs some extra hands, Brown noted, to help set up for Celebration Day activities. Those who can spare a couple of hours offering assistance should send an e-mail regarding their availability.