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Join Us For Whitecaps Night June 15!

Join Us For Whitecaps Night June 15!

Opening Day is Saturday, May 11!

Check out the info on this page for everything you need to know about Opening Day! 
If you're new to KBSL, click here for some game season basics.
If you have any questions about Opening Day, you can contact us at [email protected]

Parade

The Opening Day parade is one of the most special experiences for our Players!
Here's what you need to know:
  • The parade will begin from the parking lot just east of 52nd St Auto Wash (you'll see the crowd!) and end on Field 1 at the KBSL complex - the City of Kentwood is kind enough to block 52nd street for the KBSL parade!
  • As the parade ends, players will be guided to the outfield on Field 1 for the Opening Ceremony. (We've got some very fun guests!)
  • Teams should wear their jerseys and are encouraged to show their team spirit with signs, balloons, face paint, cheers, or anything else they come up with...however, candy/prizes MAY NOT be thrown from the parade!  **There will be prizes for the girls, boys and co-ed team who show the most spirit during the parade!**
  • It's vital that we stay on schedule (we're shutting down traffic, after all!) so please follow the parade schedule below:
7:40am - Parade line up.  Look for the flag with your Player's division (A, B,C,D,E).  Cars may not enter the staging area, so you will need to park in another area of the lot to walk your child to the staging area to meet their team.
8:00am - Parade begins!  Make sure you grab a spot along 52nd street after you drop your player off!
8:30 or immediately following the end of the parade
- Opening Ceremony on Field 1

Pictures

Team and individual pictures will be taken on Opening Day inside the Valleywood Middle School gym.  Your Coach will let you know your Team's appointment time and give you an order form. 
Please read these important notes regarding pictures:
  • Enter the gym through the back door near the tennis courts and field 5.
  • All teams must have a team picture taken, as your team sponsor will receive a thank you plaque with the team picture on it. 
  • Even if you don't plan to order individual pictures, we ask that you have your player present for the team picture.
  • The photographer works very quickly and on a tight schedule.  Teams should meet a few minutes before their appointment time, so they're ready when it's their turn.

Field Locations

If you're not familiar with the KBSL Complex, or if Family and Friends will be coming out, and may need a guide, click here to see a map of the KBSL Field Complex!

KBSL 50th Anniversary!

We're celebrating 50 years of baseball and softball in Kentwood this year!
Stick around right after Opening Ceremonies for some extra fun! 

Policies

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We know your pet is part of the family...but a stipulation of our lease to use the fields is that pets are not allowed on the property.  Thanks for understanding!

Concession Stand!


Be sure to stop by the concession stand
for all your favorite ball park food
or to pick up some treat tickets!!
New this year....you can also purchase KBSL spirit wear at the Concession Stand!

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Contact

Kentwood Baseball & Softball League
 
Kentwood, Michigan 49508

Email: [email protected]

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