HAMLET — For the third straight yr, after a two-decade hiatus, American Legion Put up 49 Baseball kicks off on June 5 in Hamlet.
Hamlet metropolis council member Eddie Martin fondly recollects the massive crowds that gathered on the subject years in the past at each sport. This yr, Martin is doing all the pieces he can to see the stands crammed at Hamlet Memorial Park.
Town of Hamlet has invested an amazing period of time and sources into the park over the past three years with numerous infrastructure upgrades and enhancements.
“They’ve all agreed, they’ve been a hundred percent supportive,” Martin mentioned. “Town supervisor has been in assist of it, our mayor, I haven’t had any drawback getting funding for the initiatives we needed to do.”
New signage, dugout benches, turf across the outfield, and a sound system will greet the workforce and onlookers at their first sport of the season.
“That is the third season, and we’re actually making an attempt to assist it, have a pleasant opening, encourage individuals to return and hope that they are going to assist the workforce, come to the video games, assist the American Legion,” Martin mentioned.
The legion has put collectively an eventful opening day. The Richmond County Sheriffs Workplace Coloration Guard will carry out a pre-game ceremony. Rep. Ben Moss will throw out the primary pitch. Legendary Richmond County baseball coach, George Whitfield might be signing his new e-book, “Overlaying All of the Bases: George Whitfield’s Extraordinary Life in Baseball.”
The pregame ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m., and the primary pitch might be thrown at 7:00 p.m.. The fee on the gate is $5, however college students from Kindergarten by way of school, together with active-duty service members, might be admitted free of charge.
All proceeds might be donated to the American Legion Put up 49.
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