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MVLL Parade - March 17, 2018

Mill Valley Little League Parade 2018 Details 

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It’s that time of year again!!!  And, as usual, we are hoping for blue skies for our Opening Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 17th.  The Parade is planned for 9am, being led by the traditional bagpipe brigade.  Very appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day! We will be marching into town and then on to Boyle Park for the ceremony and introduction of 2018 teams.  The Parade is a Mill Valley tradition, and Amy Fierstein, Natasha Kindergan and I look forward to seeing you all there! Please read below for the details and guidelines and take special note of our alternate plans if the weather isn’t looking great.

 

Mill Valley Little League Opening Day

 

  1. Date:  Saturday, March 17th

  2. Arrival Time:  8:30am SHARP!

  3. Meeting Location:  Old Mill School (352 Throckmorton).  Players need to locate their team Manager and members in the middle of the street.  Players need to stay with their teams and be in line before the parade begins. Players march with their Coaches, Manager and teammates, NOT their parents.

  4. Parade Begins:  9:00am SHARP!

  5. Specific Guidelines:

  • Participants:  The opening day parade is for the players, so please drop your player off with his/her Manager and coaches, and then enjoy the parade from the sidewalk where you can cheer them on and leave the street clear for the marching players and parade vehicles.

  • Attire:  All players are to be dressed in their uniforms.  Players should wear sneakers rather than cleats since they will be walking on pavement through the streets of Mill Valley.

  • Important Safety Concerns:  Mill Valley asks that we do not provide the players with candy or dog treats to throw at the crowd.  These are a real pain to clean up! BUT, you can help your children practice their parade waves and smiles!

  • Parade route will wind through downtown beginning at Old Mill School, up Throckmorton, onto Blithedale, then along Sunnyside, ending up at the Minor League field at Boyle Park.  

  • Even if the weather is nice, the grass will likely be wet at the Boyle Field, so TEAMS SHOULD BRING A TARP FOR PLAYERS TO SIT ON.  Parents are asked to stand behind the area set aside for the teams and are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for their own comfort.  

    6. ALTERNATE/BAD WEATHER PLANS:  If there is too much rain leading up to the parade, it is possible that MV Parks & Rec will decide that using Boyle Park for our opening ceremony (with 700 kids and 1,400 parents) would damage the field.  If so, we will follow an adjusted route that will start and end at the Old Mill School, circling back after passing through downtown. The Ceremony would then take place on the Upper Yard behind Old Mill School.    Also, in the event that it is too wet to have the parade, it will be cancelled. We will post an update to the website the morning of the parade by 7:00am with information of route changes or cancellation if necessary.

7. Ceremony:  The Opening Day ceremonies will begin when all of the teams have arrived and taken position on the Minor League field grass at Boyle Park.  We will be as efficient as possible, and expect the ceremony to end at approximately 10:45am.

8. Parking:  PLEASE OBEY CITY PARKING RULES.  THE MILL VALLEY POLICE WILL BE TICKETING ILLEGALLY PARKED CARS.

9.
Photo Day:  Team photos are taken at Boyle Park Picnic Area throughout the day.  More detailed information about Photo Day will be sent out via email as soon as have a confirmed schedule from Shooting Stars.  IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, WE MAY ANNOUNCE AN ALTERNATE LOCATION OR DATE FOR THE PHOTOS.

Thank you in advance for following the guidelines and we look forward to celebrating the start of another amazing year of Little League Baseball with you!  



2018 Parade and Ceremony Contacts:

Claire Bindeman
cpabell@yahoo.com
415-350-4332

Amy Fierstein
awfier@gmail.com
310-993-5926

Natasha Kindergan
nkindergan@yahoo.com
917-971-6334



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