Williamsburg Sports League Opening Day Parade
The Williamsburg Sports League (WSL) kicked off the summer baseball season with its 3nd annual opening day ceremony and parade along Grand Street. Neighborhood children and families strutted their stuff with pride and showcased team spirit. This year’s theme was “Enriching the Holistic Development of our Youth through Sports”.
The WSL was established in 2014 when two long-standing neighborhood leagues (Roberto Clemente and the Lindsay Park Kids against Drugs) came together in an effort to meet the demand of the North Brooklyn community. This year the WSL has registered over 1,000 kids from the ages of 4 through 16 to form 40 teams, which includes a girls’ softball team.
“Being able to positively influence children and their families with a program that teaches solid fundamental skills, promotes academic achievement, healthy living habits, and social responsibility is our mission,” stated League commissioner Tommy Torres.