Save the Date- The Softball & Baseball Parade is April 27th!
The annual Softball/Baseball parade will march from Ritzer Field behind Columbia High School to Memorial Park in Maplewood. Players should wear their uniforms and "muster" at Ritzer Field beginning at 8:30 a.m. - the parade will get underway at 9:00 am SHARP.
The route will take the players from Ritzer Field, down Valley Street towards Memorial Park. The "Opening Day" Ceremony will take place at Memorial Park.
Players should look for signs with their division (T-ball, Rookie, etc.) and then find their coaches and team. Coaches are encouraged to arrive by 8:20 am to help round up their players. Parents can march behind your child’s team or line up along the parade route. Either way, be sure to bring your camera!
T-ball and Rookie Coaches: Let your team members know what you will be wearing (green hat, yellow shirt) so they can find you! (Consider a bright colored poster, sign or umbrella to assist with this.)
There is NO RAIN DATE for the parade. We will not be put off by a little rain! In the event of severe weather, there are 2 ways to receive notification of any changes/cancellations:
- Follow 'SOrangeRec' on Twitter to receive notification directly to your mobile device.
- Call the department code-a-phone at 973-762-0748.
This is the same notification system we will use throughout the season so SAVE THIS INFO. If no message is posted or received for the current date, all activities will take place as scheduled.