SYA Little League, sponsored by Glory Days Grill, hosted their 2019 spring season opening ceremonies indoors at Westfield High School in Centreville, VA.  New this year was welcoming softball into SYA Little League.

Approximately 660 players spread across 63 teams participated.  Opening day sponsor Glory Days Grill came with coupons and giveaways.  The uniforms for all teams were donated by the Washington Nationals.  Centreville and Westfield High School Varsity and JV teams came out to celebrate with the players.

2019 Opening eremonies Guest speakers during the program included:

  • State Senator Dave Marsden
  • State Delegate Tim Hugo
  • Sully Supervisor Kathy Smith
  • Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity
  • Centreville HS Varsity head coach Scott Rowland
  • Westfield HS Varsity head coach Rob Hahne
  • Glory Days marketing manager Katie Easterbrook
  • SYA Executive Director Gary Flather

During the festivities, the citizenship award winners from the baseball West division, baseball East division, and softball were recognized: Charlie Ewell, Christopher Pewett, and Avery Mercadante respectively.

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All the teams participated in a team banner parade, showing off all the banners to the crowd of parents and fans. In the banner contest, we had winners in both the professionally-made banners as well as the homemade banners.

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Professionally-made: Coach Sajdak – MP West

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Home-made: Coach Palacios – TB 2 East

 

Due to generous donations from the league sponsors,
21 raffle prizes were given away, raising over $3,100
for the league!  Thanks to our raffle assistants.
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Thanks to all who participated in the opening ceremonies, and also to all the volunteers that help out every day.  Play ball!