OPENING DAY 2018 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

This coming Saturday is the day you have been waiting for! Opening Day festivities for Make Wellston Beautiful Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball will be held this Saturday, April 28. All MWB soccer participants will also be in the parade and introduced at the fields.

We are very proud of the new enhancements at the field to benefit your experience. Additionally, our new Spring soccer program has well over 100 participants through U14. Please join us this Saturday to enjoy our hard work and celebrate the start of what will be an amazing rec season!

Schedule of Events: SATURDAY, APRIL 28

9:15 am Report time for all parade participants at the old Pants Factory lot, across from The Depot. All T-Ball, Soccer, and U8-U12 Baseball and Softball players will be participating. All parade participants should be in their team uniform.

9:45 am The parade will begin. The parade route, attached in the image below, begins at the lot, heads down Ohio Avenue, turns down Broadway, and then goes town North Minnesota Avenue/State Route 327. The parade will end at the home plate of Pearl Kisor Field.

10:00 am Approximate start of the Opening Day Ceremony on Pearl Kisor Field. All teams, team sponsors, and each of the 500 + participants in the parade will be announced by name.

Also during the ceremony, a new flagpole will be dedicated in honor of Lt. Stephen F. Byus, a Wellston native who sacrificed his life while serving our country. Following the dedication, his mother Suzanna will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. It is our honor to recognize him during the ceremony.

Skydiver Scott Adams will also make an appearance, weather permitting.

Even if you are not with an MWB sports participant this Saturday, please stop by the Route 327 Ball Fields! In addition to the games listed at the bottom of this page, there will be many other activities going on:

  • The Wellston Golden Rockets Marching Band Snowie trailer will be open. Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy a delicious Snowie!
  • Cameron Bates will be offering her face paint services. Make sure to see her for an awesome custom design to show off during your day at the ballfields.
  • There will be a split-the-pot raffle. Additionally, there will be a raffle for an “Ultimate Team Fan” package complete with a canopy and two bag chairs for cheering on the team during those hot, sunny days.
  • As always, the concession stand will be in full force. Stop by to taste some of their new offerings for 2018, including Jackson County Veals from Newman’s Meats & Grocery, French fries, pizza rolls, soft pretzels, grilled cheese sandwiches, and tacos in a bag, in addition to the rest of the delicious regular menu. Following Opening Day, the concession stand will be open during game days. Feel free to stop out for some great food (including Ski), even if you aren’t a spectator!

Each baseball, softball, and T-ball team will be playing one game during the Opening Day activities. More information about game schedules is available on other posts on this website.

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