Saturday afternoon, in between our full slate of CHLL games, we are planning our traditional opening ceremonies to officially kick off the spring CHLL season. We invite all of the CHLL “family” to join us at RZF at 1pm, and we hope to have nearly all of the 500+ CHLL players join this annual celebration of our growing league.
On tap at the ceremonies will be our traditional parade of CHLL teams, an equipment drive arranged by the charitable organization Leveling the Playing Field and a cleat exchange (so bring some old gear to donate and/or cleats to swap), prize giveaways, and then we will attempt to take a Giant CHLL Team Photo.
We’ll announce the starting line-ups, sing the national anthem, and throw out the first pitch for our two featured games (softball and Single A games), both of which will start immediately following the ceremonies on the two fields at RZF. We would love for all to stay and root on our softball players taking on Northern Virginia rivals from McLean, as well as cheer for our quickest growing division, the young Single A / t-ball kids.
There is even a rumor that Screech will stop by.
It should be a fun event, so we hope to see everyone on Saturday afternoon. Please have your kids come in uniform, which they may still be grass-stained from an earlier game, or they are wearing in preparation for their game later that afternoon. Try to get there a bit before 1, and we will organize the teams for the parade.