Toccoa Little League Opens Season
Toccoa Little League held its annual Opening Day events Saturday at the Doyle Street Park.
It all started with a parade from downtown Toccoa up Doyle Street to the Doyle Street Park.
Once everybody was at the park, all of the teams for all of the Little League divisions were introduced and the ceremonial first pitch was thrown out in memory of Carolyn Henson, who recently passed away.
Games then took place throughout the day.
Toccoa Little League President Russell Brock said Saturday was a great way to start off this year’s Toccoa Little League season.
“We are up about 50 plus kids from last year, so it is a work in progress,” said Brock. “We are going to do a couple of things different and see if we can get some more kids involved.”
This year marks 75 years of Little League in the United States.
Brock said the anniversary provides a chance to celebrate what Little League has meant over the years, not just in Toccoa, but everywhere.
“Presidents, senators, you name it, they have been through the (Little League) program,” said Brock.
Brock noted that Little League is a volunteer organization.
He said that the organization could not succeed in Toccoa without the support of those volunteers and the whole community.
“We have a great community, from the city to most of the retailers, everybody around, they pitch in,” said Brock. “We have a great group of coaches, kids, and parents. It is going to be an exciting year.”
Little League continues throughout the Spring and into the Summer.