The Santa Monica Little League will host its opening day this Saturday, March 2 at Memorial Park at Olympic and 14th Street.
Here is the schedule of events for the day:
• 9-10 am: Home Run Derby on Majors Field sponsored by Rosti Tuscan Kitchen. The derby will be announced by Eugene Jones and Punch Hyde White.
• 9-10 am: Clinics for pitching, hitting, fielding, and catching on Minors Field.
• 9-11 am: Tee ball, machine pitch, plus rookies uniform distribution adjacent to batting cages.
• 9 am to noon: Equipment exchange conducted adjacent to snack bar.
• 10-10:20 am: Majors Field Honor sponsors and last years TOC Yankees, TOC Giants, and Seniors District Champions.
• 10:20-10:25 am: Jerry Royster to speak, welcome all to opening day.
• 10:25-10:40 am: Majors teams to warm up.
• 10:40 am: Introduction of SMLL Board Members.
• 10:45 am: Little League Pledge.
• 10:45 am: National Anthem performed by Jaq Curtis.
• 10:50 am: Mayor of Santa Monica Pam O’Conner throwing out first pitch.
• 11 am: First Majors game.
This year will also mark the first annual Home Run Derby, sponsored by Rosti Tuscan Kitchen, which is located at 931 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.
There will be two rounds of batting by two members of the six major baseball teams. The finalist will compete in the second round to crown a winner.
The winner will be presented a trophy by Rosti Tuscan Kitchen with free pizza for a year at the restaurant.
For more information, visit http://smll.com.