SYA Little League, sponsored by Glory Days Grill, hosted their 2018 spring season opening ceremonies indoors at Westfield High School in Centreville, VA. Approximately 600 players spread across 60 teams participated. A few of the league’s long-time sponsors, Glory Days Grill and Modell’s, had tables out with coupons and giveaways. Centreville and Westfield High School Varsity and JV teams came out to celebrate with the players. Guest speakers during the program included:
- Supervisor Kathy Smith
- Supervisor Pat Herrity
- Centreville High School Varsity head coach Scott Rowland
- Westfield High School Varsity assistant coach Dan Ritz
- Glory Days marketing manager Katie Easterbrook
During the festivities, the citizenship award winners from both West and East divisions were recognized: Anthony Sloboda and Sophia Sharp respectively.
Also a special dedication to Doug Bishop was held, including a plaque that will be installed at the Cub Run fields.
In memory of Doug Bishop, we dedicate this plaque at Cub Run Elementary School to remember his efforts in the development of these baseball fields. To a loving Father, Husband, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Coach and Friend to All, who cared about young boys and girls that loved the game of baseball. Doug spent countless hours working on, and maintaining these fields so that not only his own children and players could feel like major leaguers, but that all children in the future who play SYA Little League Baseball, will have the best experience possible. Doug’s passion for the game was only second to the love he had for our children and their dreams of being baseball players. A life well lived: 3-4-1957 to 3-2-2017
A new program that will run during the month of April, Soles4Souls, will be collecting new or gently used shoes, through April 28.
Donation boxes will be setup at the snack shacks at Cub Run and LLV fields. Click here for more information.
And always a favorite, the team banner competition for best homemade and professional banners resulted in some very creative banners.
Special thanks to all the SYA Little League sponsors (http://syasports.org/little-league-baseball-2/sponsors-little-league-baseball/) for their ongoing support of our league!