Norwich, CT - The Connecticut Tigers of the New York-Penn League announce they will host the Norwich Little League Opening Day ceremony at Dodd Stadium on Saturday April 24, 2010.
Beginning at 9:00 A.M. members of all Norwich Little League teams will have the opportunity to parade around the field at Dodd Stadium. The event will also feature a special ceremonial first pitch and the traditional reading of the Little League Pledge.
In addition, information regarding Tigers tickets, the Tigers Baseball Camp, and Scout Nights will be available for those interested.
The Connecticut Tigers pride themselves on being a valuable member of the community. Donations, mascot and player appearances, summer reading programs, baseball camps, and fundraising opportunities are just a few of the things the Tigers do to make a difference in the community.
The Tigers are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and begin play in the New York-Penn League in 2010 after re-locating to Norwich from Oneonta, New York after 44 seasons. The Tigers' home opener at Dodd Stadium will be June 26th at 7:05 P.M. against the Vermont Lake Monsters (Class-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals). The New-York Penn League is a short season Single-A league with 14 teams that play 76 games per year. Total attendance for the New York-Penn League in 2009 was 1,786,735.
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