Play Ball This Saturday: Little League Opening Day Parade and Festivities


Saturday is one of my favorite days of the year: South Milwaukee Little League Opening Day.

The festivities start with a parade at noon. It leaves from 12th Milwaukee, heads east on Milwaukee to Ninth, then south to Drexel, then east into Little League Park.

Brief opening day ceremonies follow for the parade. Then there’s a full slate of games.

From the Little League …

South Milwaukee Little League opens its 65th season on Saturday May 5th with its traditional Opening Day parade, ceremonies and games.  Cheer on the over 400 SMLL players on the parade route led by Brad McKendry, this year’s parade marshal, along with area mascots, such as Elvis from the Kenosha Kingfish, Gill from the Lakeshore Chinooks, Ronnie Rocket and more.  Join players at SMLL Park (700 Mackinac Ave) for the Opening Ceremonies, followed by a slate of opening games led off by some of this year’s Rookie teams.  Come on out as SMLL gets ready to – PLAY BALL!

Check out the flyer for a full schedule and list of games.

How many communities actually have a parade like this? To me, it’s one of the things that makes South Milwaukee special. Be sure to get a spot on the parade route and say hello … and stop by the ballyard to check out some games.

It’s the unofficial start of spring in South Milwaukee!

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