Port Townsend Little League will kick off its spring season with the return of its opening day jamboree at 10 a.m. March 23, complete with an opening ceremony and some informal games at the PTLL fields on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
As always, community members are welcome to attend the jamboree and show their support for local youth sports, but this year, they’ll also have the chance to watch a new flagpole being raised.
PTLL Board President Rachel Brannigan appreciates being able to bolster kids’ participation in healthy outdoor activities.
“I am excited and proud to be part of such a great program with exceptional volunteers,” Brannigan said.
All the familiar opening day faves will feature at this event, including the throwing of the first pitch and sharing the Little League pledges, but the Port Townsend Little League is also honored to welcome Joseph Bednarik to say a few inspirational words.
Bednarik serves as the Pulpit Assistant at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend. He’s studied philosophy and worked in literary publishing for more than 20 years, but what’s perhaps most important to this event is that Bedarnik is a huge baseball fan, and a former player.
Also attending the jamboree will be the Port Townsend American Legion Post 26 Honor Guard, who will lead jamboree attendees in a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the PTLL’s new flagpole, which was recently purchased and installed by PTLL volunteers.
Home and away games will begin in April and continue into May, and possibly even early June.
Picture Day is slated from 11 a.m. April 14 at the Blue Heron Middle School Gymnasium, and Little League Day at the Mariners’ game will start at 1 p.m. April 26 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.
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