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Opening Day for Alexandria Potomac Little League

Celebrating 10 years, players, coaches and volunteers held opening day ceremonies at Bucknell Elementary School on Saturday morning, April 13. This year’s sponsors include: AES, Beyer Subaru, Blackberry, BSN Sports, Sick’s Sporting Goods, Dick’s Trophies, Don Beyer Volvo, Dutzman Family, First Command Financial Services, Fort Hunt Body & Sol, Giant Foods, Holden & Sons, Hughes Orthodontics, Irish Plumber, Larson Orthodontics, Memory Makers, Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria, Ourisman of Virginia, RAM Technologies and TAS-Corp.

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Past president of the Alexandria Potomac Little League Pat Malone gets a handshake from 7-year-old Angelique Long. Also pictured is current league president Martin Long.

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The T-ball Pirates lines up for the opening day ceremony on Saturday morning.

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Players for the Machine Pitch Yankees team take position on the field for the ceremonies.

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The Potomac National mascot Uncle Slam greets the young players on the field at opening day.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) warms up his arm for one of the opening day pitches.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) greets Carl Sandburg Middle School student Cameron Long. Cameron sang the National Anthem after the flag was raised at the beginning of the ceremonies.

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Carl Sandburg Middle School student Cameron Long sings the National Anthem at the Alexandria Potomac Little League opening day ceremonies.

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Del. Mark Sickles (D-43) throws out a pitch.

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State Sen. Rob Krupicka (D-45) throws out a pitch.

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Little League Virginia District 9 Administrator John Donaldson throws another pitch home.

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Former past president of the league Pat Malone throws out the last pitch to officially open the playing season.