The opening day is scheduled to start at Wren Elementary School on Saturday at about 9 a.m. and finish at Hurricane Springs Park.
Wren High School baseball Coach Randy Thompson will address the players, and then Anderson Sheriff John Skipper and former Major League Baseball pitcher Britt Reames will throw the opening pitches for the first games.
Then the games will start, as 26 teams consisting of more than 300 players between the ages of 5-14 will kick off this year’s Wren Little League season.
As part of the opening day activities, Velocity Sports will be holding a pitch, hit and run competition from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Also, there will be inflatables for children. The cost to use the inflatables is $5, Gambrell said. There is no admission fee to go to the games.
“We’re just looking at it as a way to reach out to the community. … It’s a way to help keep our kids healthy and staying active,” he said.
Gambrell said Wren Little League is successful because of its group of dedicated volunteers. The volunteers do it all, he says — coaching the players, keeping up the field or making any repairs.
“It definitely falls back on the volunteers,” he said.
The Wren Little League schedule will last from Saturday until the end of May.