The Blue Island Youth Baseball league will hold an Opening Day Parade on Saturday, May 7 starting at noon. All teams will enter a float or truck decorating contest for the parade. First prize is a team pizza party. The route will take us from Memorial Park field house through town to Schrei field. Following the parade, we will hold a first pitch ceremony, with free Beggars Pizza, inflatables, and baseball games immediately following the ceremony.


Are you interested in participating in the B.I. Youth Baseball Parade? Contact the Blue Island Park District’s recreation department at 708-385-3304.


A picture order form with your team’s picture time will be provided by your team parent. In the event that we are running ahead of schedule, we may take your team pictures early.


Location: Memorial Park | 12804 Highland Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406


To help us with Picture Day, we are asking parents/guardians to follow these guidelines:


• Please arrive 10-15 minutes before picture time with your player dressed in full uniform (no cleats please). Teams should congregate on Memorial Park’s football field. Teams will be called in order, T-ball thru Pony.


• Parents may stand in the picture line, but are not allowed to enter the baseball field. ONLY MANAGERS, COACHES AND TEAM PARENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BASEBALL FIELD! PLEASE NO FOOD OR DRINKS WHILE WAITING IN LINE.


• Please be on time. We do not want any child that wishes to be photographed to miss their time!


10:00am – T-Ball
10:15am – Pinto
10:30am – Mustang
10:45am – Bronco
11:00am – Pony


Start Location: Memorial Park Field House
End Location: Schrei Field
Float/Vehicle Decorations: 10:00am – 11:45am
Team Pictures Starts: 10:00am
Team Pictures Ends: 11:30am
Parade Starts: 12:00pm
Parade Ends: 12:30pm
Game: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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