Youth league opening day moved to tonight

The Crothersville Youth League opening day celebration is now set for 6 p.m. today at Countryside Park, 5725 S. County Road 1000E, Crothersville.

The event originally was scheduled for Saturday, but it was postponed because of the weather.

The festivities will start with Crothersville Boy Scout Troop 522 presenting the American flag and the Crothersville Singers performing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Fran Schill, a retired Crothersville Community Schools teacher, administrator and coach, will throw a ceremonial first pitch before team uniforms are handed out for the season.

The players will then participate in a clinic led by the Crothersville varsity baseball team, while adults can check out the silent auction items.

Among the items will be Indianapolis Indians box seats, Cincinnati Reds tickets, an autographed baseball from the University of Louisville baseball coach, a soccer ball signed by the Louisville FC soccer team, a $150 gift certificate from Beauty from Ashes Tattoo Parlor and a PNC Bank gift basket.

Also, the concession stand will be open, and children attending the event can do games and crafts.

Proceeds will benefit the youth league, which is for boys and girls ages 3 to 13 and is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization.

The community is invited to the event.