Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, Wicomico County Council President John Cannon, Wicomico County Council Vice President William McCain and Maryland Delagate Norm Conway were in attendance and spoke, but it was left to Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton to throw the first pitch.
For the record, it did cross the plate, and on only 1 bounce. Not bad for a tennis player. Good form, though.
The Salisbury Optimist Club pays the fee for each team, and for its city teams, pays for uniforms as well. They supply announcers and scorekeepers for all games held at Optimist Field, which covers about half the league's games. The Optimist League will be holding a golf fundraiser on August 1st. Write the Optimist Club at PO Box 744,
Salisbury, MD 21803 for more information, or contact them on their website at http://www.salisburyoptimist.org/.
Thanks to Don Fitzgerald and all the people from the Optimist for their work in keeping this league alive. Now if we can just get the county to do something to improve the fields not in Salisbury....