Saturday was Opening Day for the Denver Harbor Little League and the people were out in full force to support the new teams of the season! After a morning parade that went from Sol Supermarket, down Lyons and crossed over to Denver Harbor/Selena Park, President of the DHLL board, Hector Bazaldua, gave opening remarks. He touched on the pride he felt seeing so many more people involved than last year and reminded the community that they are what make things happen by working together. He said "You bring a little bit, you bring a little bit" and together, we are successful.
Decorated cars, trucks, trailers, and low-riders carried loads of kids throwing candy, waving, and smiling to onlookers as they passed. 11 year old Nathan Garcia got to ride on a float as a supporter and said that "it was fun and that all the kids were smiling and having a good time" cruising through the streets.
Each team and it's coaches were introduced and the families and friends that crowded around the middle field has the chance to clap and cheer as the kids in uniform beamed happily.
Melissa Gomez, mother of Jason Gomez on the Braves team, shared that her son is an only child and that this is his second year playing for the DHLL. She said that last year he had so much fun and made so many friends that when the chance came around this year, Jason was the one who told her he wanted to play again!
The sun was out, the people were together, the kids were learning & meeting friends, and the strength of DH could be felt throughout the park. We have a truly beautiful community.
The rest of the day commenced with each team playing at different times throughout the day, while the snack bar provided food and drinks to beat the heat.
We would like to congratulate the Little League and Denver Harbor residents for making Saturday, March 27th, a day to remember for a long time here in our neighborhood!