Dixie Youth holds opening day

By Dawn Spears

DeQuincy Dixie Youth held Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, Mar. 26, at the Union Pacific Sports Complex. Lineup for teams and coaches began at 9:30 a.m. There are 20 teams with 230 children playing WeeBall, T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Softball and Baseball. Approximately 500 people were in attendance.

Opening prayer for a safe season was followed by the National Anthem being played. A pitcher and catcher representative from each division threw out/caught the first pitch. Then it was time to Play Ball!

Games began at 10 a.m. with the final game of the day at 1 p.m. A Bounce House and Fun Jump with slide were provided by Dixie Youth for the children to enjoy all day. Drinks, chips and candy were available from the Concession Stand.

Most afternoons and Saturdays in the coming days will find crowds of fans watching all the action at the ball park. Bring a chair and some snacks and come watch our youth play with heart.