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Opening Ceremonies April 20th

03/30/2018, 8:15am EDT
By Jessica R. Umbrell-Sevenack

Join us on April 20th, 2018 at North & South Field at 5:00 pm for a fun filled evening celebrating the start of the 2018 Hershey Little League season. All community members are welcome to attend this great evening/gathering and you do not have to have a child playing baseball to join the fun!


The annual “Skills Competition”  begins at 5 PM on North Field for Challengers, Tball, Colts, Minors, & Majors. This includes three skills: Longest Throw; Fastest Around Bases;  and Fastest Pitch! Prizes will be awarded.


NOTE: Players can arrive by 4:30 to begin skills competition, and those also playing with the band are encouraged to come early to get their chances to compete


The HLL Opening Ceremonies event will begin 6:00 PM. At this time players and coaches will be asked to begin to join around the outside of North Field Fence to line up for announcements. There will be helpers to line them up in order. We will start with the introduction of Majors, followed by Minors, Colts, Tee-Ball, and Challengers


Following announcements of players, our Board President, Dom Argento will present the Jeff Hahn Coach’s Award, Wayne Jewell Service Award, and honor of Connor Cain and his efforts to raise money to sponsor a Majors team #livelikeluke


This will be followed by the Raising of the Colors by the Hershey Fire Department and National Anthem performed by members of the 5th grade band and the throwing out of the First Pitch by two of our Challenger Division Players, Jenna Kornreich and Joey Staudt, caught by Connor Cain.


There will be  a 7:00 PM Majors Game on South Field


Activities and Events happening throughout the evening include:

- Baseball Parents Baked Goods Table

Anyone wishing to contribute to the bake sale can go to the sign-up genius link

For questions regarding the bake sale and drop off, please contact Ashley Edleman @


- WE MATTER Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness table


- Dinner at the Diamond Concessions


                       Blazing Swine-Serving pulled pork and brisket


                       Dynamic Wings Express- Serving wings, fish, and chicken finger baskets


Brickers’s Fries –serving fries

 HLL Concessions


-Face Painting




- Coco the Bear


- Turkey Hill Roadshow Van & Hilda


- Hershey Fire Department


All proceeds for this year’s Opening Ceremonies will go the WE MATTER Mental Health/Suicide Prevention /Outreach Coalition


For information regarding the mission and activities of this community coalition please visit their website


North and South Field parking lots will be restricted due to activities, additional parking is available in Elementary, ECC Rec Center parking & Surrounding Neighborhoods



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