Heavy rain over the weekend dampened baseball fields, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of about 110 Woodstock Little League players who attended the league’s annual opening day ceremony April 29.

Cold, wet weather forced the relocation of the event from Merryman Fields to SportsCity Academy, 1269 Cobblestone Way, and games were cancelled, too. But families of players attended a breakfast at Three Brothers Restaurant, 1220 S. Eastwood Drive, where a portion of the proceeds were given to WLL, which is celebrating its 63rd season.

Brian Rockwood was awarded the league’s Lifetime Line-Up Award, given in recognition of his 18 years of volunteer work for WLL. Rockwood currently is head of the finance leadership team, secretary, sponsorship coordinator and also coaches his son Payton’s team.

First-pitch honors were given to Rochelle Donahue. Donahue started the Challenger Division in Woodstock, a Little League division which serves boys and girls with developmental challenges.

Currently, WLL has 20 in-house teams, six travel baseball teams and four Challenger Division teams. About 260 players ranging from 7 to 17 years old are registered with the league.
For more information, visit www.woodstocklittleleague.org.

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