Sunday, July 28 @ 12PM (PT)
The Opening Ceremonies are a very exciting time with music, dignitaries, and a lot of comradery! The University of Washington Pep Band entertains the crowds with pre-ceremony music and plays the National Anthem during the ceremony.
At noon, the opening ceremonies begin with the parade of teams, which includes the Men in Blue – the umpires (AKA the 11th Team).
The tournament committee is introduced and we welcome our sponsors who provide the financial support that makes this tournament possible.
We often welcome our very own Little League Hall of Fame inductee (Redmond West Little League) University of Washington Softball Head Coach, Heather Tarr. She is joined by Kirkland City officials to say welcoming words.
The Opening Ceremonies First Pitch has one catcher from each team (with mask) to catch a ceremonial first pitch from a dignitary.
The ceremony concludes with Music by the Husky Pep Band and Dancing in the outfield.