The sun was shining as Pacific Little League’s annual Parade of Players got underway at the Lynndale Park Little League field Saturday morning.
The league serves baseball and girls softball players from ages 5-18, and also has a “Challengers” league specifically for children with physical or mental disabilities. Pacific Little League pulls its players from Edmonds, Lynnwood and unincorporated Snohomish County, with the boundaries running south-to-north from the King/Snohomish County line to 148th Street Southwest, and east-to-west from Highway 99 to Puget Sound.
KING-TV reporter and Pacific Little League parent Chris Ingalls again served as emcee for the parade, the highlight of Pacific’s annual Little League Day event.
As players ringed the infield, there was a presentation of colors featuring representatives from Girl Scout troops 44143 and 40919, Boy Scout Troop 312, and Cub Scout Pack 331. Glen Ledbetter from VFW Post 1040 played the trumpet during the presentation. Those in attendance also heard PLL parent and vice president of softball Nikki Glaros sing the Star Spangled Banner.
There were also a few speeches by adults, including former PLL Coach Robley Corsi Jr., who led the 2014 Pacific All-Star team to the Little League World Series, and now coaches the junior varsity team at Edmonds-Woodway High School.
Local elected officials in attendance included Edmonds City Councilmember Dave Teitzel and Lynnwood City Councilmembers Shirley Sutton and Christine Frizzell. At the end of the event, Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright threw out the ceremonial first pitch.