Too much rain this week so we had to delay today's opening day. We hope to get the Majors season started on Monday at Osage. A few updates for everyone as we get going.
Doing Good for the Community
The mission of Danville Little League is to provide quality baseball experiences to Danville youth in a safe environment that balances integrity, respect, competition, fun and fair play. I like to think that our league plays a positive role in this great community where we live. This season, in particular, we hope that our baseball experience can do some good from some members of our community that are being treated for breast cancer.
It seems like everyone knows someone these days working through this challenge. Recently our board decided to formalize the effort to support our friends, moms, aunts, sisters, and families this season. When you come to the park to watch our kids play, you'll notice pink shoelaces on the kids shoes. Later in March, they'll get pink wristbands to wear as well. Both will be available through the team managers and our Osage snack shack. We are also partnering with Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area, based locally in Walnut Creek, which offers counseling services, support groups, nutrition, exercise and patient education programs for people with cancer and their families or caregivers. We'll publish more information about their work as well as opportunities to donate or volunteer if interested. Some things are bigger than baseball, and we hope that our local brand of youth baseball will be part of the therapy program for those who are dealing with breast cancer this spring.
We will have our Managers meeting on Monday 3/12. Managers will recieve their rosters and will contact players shortly after that. Practices and games will start soon after.
Friday Night Clinics
One of the wrinkles we are adding to our training program is a series of in-season clinics this year for players who want to develop their skills beyond their team practices. Sessions will be organized by age group at Osage Park on Fridays after spring break. More information to come soon on that.
MLB Junior Home Run Derby and Pitch, Hit & Run Competitions
We intend to host these MLB-sponsored events at Osage after spring break. If you're interested in helping to coordinate these, please let me know.
DLL Carnival & Challenger Game
Save the date -- Sunday 5/6 at Charlotte Wood Middle School
Good luck to all our players as we start the season this week. It should be a great one. Remember to tag @danvillecalittlleleague in your pictures or DM our Instagram account.