The Golden Hill Little League season begins this Saturday Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. with the annual Opening Day ceremonies that will feature the mayor of Fullerton and council members as guests, the Fullerton Fire Department, Cal State Fullerton baseball players and a special tribute to the 1985 Junior Team that won the Western Region of the World Series.
“We are very excited for the season to start and continue Golden Hill Little League’s tradition of excellence in youth baseball,” said Golden Hill President Gary Simkins. “We believe this is the greatest time in a child’s life, and we want to do our best to make this a memorable experience for the kids and their parents.”
Golden Hill Little League has always placed a big emphasis on Opening Day, where the All Stars from the previous year are honored, former players are featured and the new teams for the 2015 season will be introduced.
This year the league has registered about 500 kids from the community from T-ball to Juniors and nearly all of them will be on hand Saturday to kick off the season which ends in May.
Visitors to this year’s event can also buy raffle tickets to win baseball gear and accessories. The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. and will take place at Golden Hill’s iconic Little League field at 2100 N. Brea Boulevard in Fullerton.
Once you get Opening Day ceremonies out of the way, head on over to Sports Authority for 20 percent off all purchases. Get pants, belts, socks, bats, mitts and more. The sale lasts from Sat. Feb. 28 to Sunday March 1.
Click here to print out the coupon.
Picture Day and Opening Day will be the last chances for Golden Hill families to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets to potentially win a new Easton Mako bat, two $50 Dicks gift certificates and a hitting training tool.
Picture Day is this Saturday Feb. 21 and Opening Day is Saturday Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. The tickets will sell for $2 each or three for $5. Good luck.
Come out and cheer for our CSUF Titans on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. when they face the UCI Anteaters. Tickets are $7 each.
Tickets may be purchased up until the day prior to the game, but if you want your child to be entered into the drawing to Take the Field that night, your order must be in by Opening Day, Feb. 28 by noon.
The drawing will take place that day and the winners will be announced on the the Golden Hill Little League website.
Tickets can be ordered through your team's Titan Night rep or on Opening Day at the table located by the snack shack. Click here for more information.
Please contact Lisa Blocher at Lmcarthur@sbcglobal.net with any questions.
We are using First Advantage, a Little League endorsed and recommended service, to perform our background checks this year. The sex offender registry data in a few states is obtained through a Name-Only-Search and uses no other identifiers such as date of birth and/or social security number. If a criminal record is identified in any of these states that use Name-Only-Searches, that person will receive a report from First Advantage® showing that his/her name was identified on a criminal record. Please note, this may or may not be the person for whom the league is conducting a background check.
The Golden Hill Baseball Official Association held its annual umpire training this past weekend with great success. Led by GHBOA Umpire-in-Chief Steve Byrens, the young men and women were trained properly by having two field clinics, six classroom sessions and a written exam (for rules) to make sure they're prepared.
Little League baseball requires that all bats are approved before they are used in a game. Stickers are placed on approved bats by Golden Hill Little League officials. For more information on Little League rules regarding bats click here.
To assist with the approval process, Golden Hill Little League will have a table at Picture Day from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m on Feb. 21, where bats can be inspected and approved based on the Little League guidelines.
Candy for the fundraiser sales and water bottles will also be available for distribution on Picture Day.
For more information on bat approvals, please contact board member Mason Morris at email@example.com.
At the Little League International Congress held in April 2014, a new age determination date for Little League Baseball of December 31 was approved, starting with the 2018 Little League season. A transition plan was approved by the Little League International Board of Directors on November 14, 2014, changing the Little League baseball age chart for the 2015 season. For the 2015 season, players born in 2006 and after will have an age determination date of December 31, 2015. The age determination date for players born in 2005 and before will remain April 30, 2015.
Please click HERE to review the official rule change and the 2015 official baseball age chart.
Attention parents! Have your kids wanted their eyes painted like the Major Leaguers. Why deal with a messy black eye paint. Purchase your customized Golden Hill Little League eye black stickers. It's as simple stick them on and peel the off with no mess. If you are interested please contact Eric Bollin 714-864-9581 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Bollin 714 864-9587 Kimberlybollin@ymail.com. Eye Black will be delivered to you but if you need it for game time please give them advance notice.
Have you been envious of your fellow baseball fans comfortably seated in their very own Golden Hill Little League stadium chairs & wondered how to get your hands on one? We have chairs available for the great price of $40/ea. Contact Erin Bedell to arrange payment & delivery. Stadium chairs make excellent team parent and scorekeeper gifts. Supplies are limited, so don't miss out!
Little League baseball, which began in 1939, now has over 2.5 million children participating in all 50 states. Organized sports teach kids teamwork and self-esteem, and give some kids a lifelong passion. Baseball, more than any other sport, allows for the opportunity for even the weakest participants to be in a position to win a big game for his or her team.
These are memories people never forget.
Parents, enjoy it all! Soon enough our kids will be grown and all that we will be left with is the memory of a sunny Saturday afternoon at the park with hundreds of kids in their baseball uniforms beaming with excitement and having the time of their lives!
If you would like to volunteer and be a part of Golden Hill Little League, we have many positions available. Your child's team needs volunteers, and the league needs volunteers and our concession stands need volunteers. Thank you to everyone involved with Golden Hill Little League for making this a wonderful time!
Home of the 2014 9/10 and 10/11 District 56 Champions!!!
Major District 56 TOC Champions and runner-ups!!!
Promoting the spirit of Little League Baseball.
P.O. Box 5345
Fullerton, California 92838
Member of California's District 56
Stay up to date with Little League's latest rulings. Find it here.