Despite the snow to start the month and rainy weather last week, baseball season in Concord is right around the corner. We promise.
The high school team was slated to take the field for the opener this week, while Concord Little League has its opening day on the schedule for April 29, after moving it back a week.
And one way Concord Little League is trying to get its 300 or so players excited about the upcoming year is by holding a photo contest with a pretty awesome experience going to the winner: Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day.
So all you need to do is send a picture of your child getting ready for the season. It can be practicing outside in the elements, surrounded by mud and snow; In the house (hopefully not using a real bat and ball); At a local indoor facility; Or any other interesting way they’re preparing to play some actual baseball.
“I’d love to see a picture of every kid in the league,” said league President Brendon McGahan.
The winner will be selected by members of the league’s board of directors.
In previous years, the winner was photographed hitting snowballs, while another had taken their training regimen all the way to Florida.
“It’s tough with the snow, so this is a way to get kids excited for the season,” McGahan said.
Last year, there were about 15 photos submitted, but we know there’s more of you out there who will participate. So be creative and have some fun with it. Let’s make this a contest to remember.
Photos must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21. The winner will then be on center stage the following Saturday.
The opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. at Grappone Park with a parade, fire trucks and some music – and of course, the all-important first pitch.
For more info, visit concordnhlittleleague.org.